In November 2018, Michael DeVore and his 11-year-old daughter were walking in a marked crosswalk in California. Just before they made it across the road, a female driver came speeding straight toward them.
Michael was certain that if he didn’t do something, the driver was going to crash her car right into his daughter. He had seconds to think fast.
That’s when the father became the ultimate hero — by pushing his daughter out of the way of the speeding vehicle. In turn, Michael was hit by the car and thrown onto the sidewalk.
For the next three months, Michael was bedridden with a broken femur. It looks like he might need a knee replacement.
But because of his quick thinking and protective instincts, Michael’s daughter walked away with only minor scratches.
The humble father is taking his new title as “hero” in stride. “I’m not a hero; I’m just a dad,” Michael told KTLA. “I just did what I was supposed to do.”
As for the driver who hit Michael? Watch the clip to see why the LAPD is now looking to the public for help in serving justice.
Footage provided by KTLA Los Angeles