A Grandma Called The Wrong Number For Help, But This Brit Still Came To Her Rescue

"I didn’t even think about doing anything else."


An BMW salesman is being hailed as a hero after rushing to the aid of an elderly woman who slipped and fell in her home. She accidentally dialed the car dealership he works at while attempting to reach her daughter.

Chronicle Live reported that 34-year-old Dang Vuong, a sales manager at Stratstone BMW in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England was at work when the receptionist there received the call. 

"'I said, I'll go and make sure she's OK — at first I thought she was just across the road, it turned out she was about two miles away. I drove over there while our receptionist kept her talking on the phone." Vuong told Chronicle Live in an interview.

Upon arriving, he found the door unlocked and entered the residence. There he saw the woman bleeding on the floor with the bathtub overflowing. "I told her who I was and then scooped her up and put her on the sofa and covered her with a blanket and waited until her carers and family came."

The woman's granddaughter, Sara Tweedy, took to Facebook to thank Vuong.

"I would have thought anyone would have done the same, especially with her being an old lady, I didn't even think about doing anything else," Vuong said. "I was raised to look up to my elders."

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