- The Washington Times - Friday, November 29, 2013

2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s son Josh wasn’t expecting to pull four people from a mangled SUV on Thanksgiving — but that’s exactly what he did.

“[The SUV] came right past our car and into the house,” Mr. Romney said in a phone call to the Salt Lake Tribune Friday morning, before expanding on the incident with a written statement:

“Last night, after Thanksgiving dinner with my parents and family, I drove with my wife and children to my home. We exited I-215 South at 4500 South and came to a stop at the intersection. Just then, a vehicle traveling at highway speed passed narrowly by my car, through the intersection and into the kitchen of a home across the street.

“I drove to the accident site and entered the home where the car had come to a stop on its side. I opened the car door and spoke with the four passengers inside the car. Miraculously, they appeared to have no major injuries. I was able to help each of them get out of the car and lift them down to the ground.

“My family and I are grateful that no one was seriously injured and glad to have been able to help those affected by this terrible accident. What I did to help the people involved in the accident is what anyone else would do who witnessed such a potentially dangerous situation.”


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Mr. Romney also tweeted a picture of himself next to the wreckage with the caption: “Was first on scene to big accident, see pic of car in the house. I lifted 4 people out to safety. All ok. Thankful.”