The volunteer firefighter might lose his leg after being crushed under an ute he tried to throw to save victims of car accidents – and the teenagers he helped FLED when trapped
- Chris Unstead came to help teenagers who rolled their ute in Perth on Wednesday
- Was helping tilt vehicle when he was crushed, his leg and ankle broke
- It takes weeks for aspiring fireman to find out if his leg can be saved
- The teenagers he helped fled the scene, but Mr. Unstead has no regrets
A good Samaritan who may lose his leg after hurrying to help young victims of an accident says he would do everything again.
Chris Unstead worked as a volunteer firefighter when he waved by several teenagers who had rolled their ute in Ellenbrook in northeastern Perth on Wednesday night.
He helped overthrow the ute and was clamped under the vehicle for 30 seconds when he fell on him and shattered his leg and ankle.
Chris Unstead's dreams of becoming a professional firefighter are now in doubt
The teenagers fled from the scene while Mr. Unstead was still trapped under the ute.
& # 39; It's just how people deal with trauma, they were literally petrified & # 39 ;, Unstead said Nine news from his hospital bed.
& # 39; People are asking you to help again and yes, I would. & # 39;
It will take weeks for the self-employed businessman to know if his leg can be saved.
Chris worked as a volunteer firefighter when he was waved down by a group of teenagers
He described that he was trapped under the ute as a pain he had never felt before.
& # 39; We were rocking a bit, trying to get up and at the last push we got it and it was about to go down and they all stopped pushing, thinking it was good to go, & # 39; Unstead recalled.
& # 39; I was under the car, knowing it was needed again. Whatever the result, we will do it. It is not a problem. & # 39;
Mr. Unstead now has 12 months of rehabilitation in mind with his dreams of becoming a professional fireman who now doubts.
Chris (circled) helped overthrow the ute when he fell on him and got stuck under it
A GoFundMe page set up by his brother Mark has already raised nearly $ 7500 within 24 hours.
The page describes Mr. Unstead as a man who always does his best to help others.
& # 39; Chris won't be able to work very long, & # 39; said Mark.
& # 39; He will not be able to ride his horses that he loves very much and especially because he is the outgoing, charasmatic person he is, it will be a long time before he leaves and is our everyday hero we everyone knows he is. & # 39;
Chris' leg and ankle were destroyed during the Wednesday night accident at Ellenbrook
Mr. Unstead is flooded with messages from benefactors on the page.
Chris & # 39; s kindness to other people's remains, despite an unfortunate accident and lack of support from those he tried to help. His courage to cope with what awaits him and his intention to do the same again. A special soul, & someone wrote.
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