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Doctor Speeds Down Burning Highway On Motorcycle At 2 A.M. To Evacuate 8 Preemies From NICU

by Mauricio Castillo
Mauricio has been writing for 11 years and is deeply into movies, sports and anything funny.

While Dr. Scott Witt was at home one night he received a shocking phone call — one that led him straight to his trusty motorcycle.

“I got a call at 2AM basically saying that there was some fire encroaching on the hospital so we might have to evacuate,” Dr. Witt recalled.

It was a wildfire. The doctor told his family to leave their home but instead of joining their escape, he decided to go and help with the evacuation at the hospital, and straight towards the flames.

“I left in my truck but couldn’t get very far because the freeway at that time had flames going across it,” he said.

So — just like in an action movie — Dr. Witt turned back, got out of his truck and switched to his motorcycle before getting back out there.

He blazed through the four miles between his home and the hospital he worked in, braving strong winds and burning debris and packed traffic.

When he made it to the hospital, he and his team prepared the eight NICU babies for evacuation.

The babies were loaded into ambulances and moved to another hospital, with Dr. Witt right behind them on his motorcycle.

Seriously, this guy is nothing short of a hero!

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