Firefighters Play Ball With Child In Motorway Pileup

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

These snaps show firefighter ‘playing ball’ with a young boy who was involved in a motorway pileup with his family.

The traffic accident took place on Route 74 near the Partido of General Madariaga in the eastern Argentine capital Buenos Aires, and the photos were later shared online by the local fire brigade.

According to local media, there was a multi-vehicle pileup on the motorway which fortunately resulted in no deaths or serious injuries.

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A fire brigade spokesperson said: “In an accident like this, as with many other cases, we have to carry out a social psychological evaluation which is a delicate procedure of calming someone down and winning the trust of anyone involved in an emotional crisis or state of shock.

“In this case, we helped a boy who was removed from a stressful situation to play a game and divert his attention.”

In the photos, two firefighters are seen playing with the boy on a grass verge as a piece of car wreckage lies on the ground nearby.

According to local media, nobody was injured or needed to be taken to the hospital in the multi-vehicle traffic accident.

Netizen ‘Menufeles’ commented: “You are my heroes, I admire those people. God bless them and keep them safe.”

‘Natygesell’ said: “Well done for everything you do in every moment.”

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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