Incredible moment heroic teenage Chick-fil-A employee leaps out of drive-thru window to save a boy who is choking on a seat belt inside customer’s car
- Logan Simmons was working the drive-thru at a Chick-fil-A Wednesday when a woman rushed up begging for help
- Simmons jumped out of the drive-thru window and ran over to the woman’s car
- A six-year-old was somehow tangled up and choking on his seat belt inside
- Simmons used his pocketknife to cut the seat belt away from the boy
- He said jumping out of the drive-thru was the quickest way to help the boy
A Georgia Chick-fil-A employee is being hailed a hero after he jumped out of the drive-thru window to save a boy who was choking inside a nearby car.
Teenager Logan Simmons, of Hall County, Georgia, was working the Flowery Branch Chick-fil-A’s drive-thru window on Wednesday when a woman pulled up saying that her six-year-old son was choking on his seat belt.
Surveillance video, obtained by WSBTV, shows the moment Simmons leaps out of the drive-thru window and runs off to help the struggling child.
Teenager Logan Simmons is shown here jumping out of a Georgia Chick-fil-A’s drive-thru window after a woman pulled up begging for help for her son
Simmons ran to the car where he found the woman’s six-year-old son inside, somehow choking on the seat belt. He used his pocketknife to cut the boy free, saving his life
Additional footage from the drive-thru line, obtained by Fox News, appears to show Simmons inside the woman’s car as she stands outside the open door. After a few moments, Simmons exits the car and heads back towards the restaurant while the woman gets into the driver’s seat.
Simmons told the news station that jumping out the drive-thru ‘was the quickest option’ and that when he got to the car, he saw that the boy’s seat belt had somehow gotten tangled around his neck.
‘You could see he was turning red and losing pigmentation in his face,’ Simmons said.
Simmons used a pocket knife he had on him to cut the boy out of the seat belt, likely saving the child’s life.
Simmons said that jumping out of the drive-thru window was the quickest way to help the boy
The boy’s mother called Simmons about an hour later to thank him for his help. Simmons said that he’s still in shock over the incident
The incident took place Wednesday at this Chick-fil-A in Flowery Branch, Georgia
The boy’s mother was said to have called Simmons about an hour after the incident to thank him for his quick action.
Simmons’ mother, Teri Simmons, said that when her son returned home from work that day, he didn’t make a big deal out of his heroics, instead waited a few hours before revealing that he saved the child’s life.
‘I’m amazed he didn’t panic,’ Teri told WSBTV. ‘As his mother, I would have panicked. I’d be running around going, “Oh my gosh! What do we do?”‘
Despite his nonchalance immediately after the fact, Simmons admitted that ‘I do feel like a hero’ and said he’s ‘still kind of shocked right now myself that all this has happened.’