NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When firefighters race to an emergency their families are always in the back of their minds. That's because they never reallyknow what they're going to find.
"We can tell what type of call it's going to be," said Smyrna Firefighter Jeff Williams. "We work a lot of wrecks and when we heard the tones that day we know it was probably going to be a car crash."
That's why Jeff Williams didn't know what to think when Ladder One pulled up to a busted Mustang last month and the car it totaled.
"The other car was much more severely damaged and had a lot of intrusion into the driver's space, the door was crushed in and then I realized it was my car and my wife inside it," he said.
"It just happened so fast he just crashed right into the front and side of my car," said his wife, Robin Williams. The crash left her trapped inside her car, unable to call and warn her husband.
"I realized when I looked up that I was probably in my husband's zone," she said Friday. "I was just worried that he was going to worry."
"I don't think anyone has ever run that fast in full structural firefighter gear before," Jeff Williams added.
Williams says he first thought their son was with his wife and could have possible been ejected. Luckily, she never made it to pick him up.
Fighting emotions, Jeff stayed with her as other firefighters had to cut her free revealing cuts on her arm, but no serious injuries. Robin says she is still sore from the crash, but has otherwise recovered.
"God was watching over me and sent the best little hero he could have sent I guess that day," she said.
It left this husband happy to know his wife is ok after an emergency he hopes he never has to respond to again.
"It's no big deal to lose a thing, but it is a big deal to lose a person," he said.
The Williams say the teenage driver who hit their car got a ticket for driving recklessly.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:04:23 GMT
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