A police officer is being called a real live 'Superman' by his colleges after he managed to pull off a miraculous save on a bridge. Officer Martin Willis was the first officer on the scene and his quick thinking helped save a man's life.
Willis arrived on the scene to find a vehicle hanging off the side of the bridge with a man trapped inside. It was teetering on the edge, ready to fall over but he wasn't about to let it happen. Instinctively he grabbed the wheel to "stop it swaying in the wind", and waited for help to arrive.
It took some time for the others to arrive, but he didn't give up. His fellow officers applauded him, and have given him a new nickname, but his reaction is so humble...
After the story went viral, people started sending Willis kind messages. While he appreciated all the attention, Willis says that "I was only doing my job." That's just what Superman would say!
Even though he is being modest, fellow officer Adam Pace, replied and said "Your superman cape isn't in this photo though! Must have come off in the fracas!"
"I can't can't begin to describe my relief when [Fire Rescue] arrived on scene!" Willis said. They were able to hook the car up to cables and secure it so that the officer could let go.
He doesn't want to be thought of as a hero, he just wants people to drive safely. Immediately after the incident he tweeted a message that showed that he was more concerned about others than his new found fame. "Good evening. Thank you very much to everyone that has tweeted such kind words to me about the collision on the A1M this morning! Very much appreciated! It's not going to be as cold tonight but beware as there is still the potential for ice if skies clear. Drive carefully."