'Rockstar bride' still in wedding dress helps crash victim

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A new groom has gushed over his bride who stopped on the way home from their wedding to help a victim of a car accident still in her white dress.

Calvin Taylor took to Facebook to share the moment his “rockstar bride” didn’t hesitate to help when they passed a three-car pile up on the way home from their “amazing and beautiful wedding day”.

“My rockstar of a bride gets out of the car, wedding dress and all, and rushes over to help while I called 911,” Mr Taylor wrote on Tuesday.

The bride, Rachel, who is a qualified nurse, jumped out of the wedding car to assist a woman the couple saw being pulled from one of the wrecked vehicles bleeding badly.

A Minnesota bride in her wedding dress helps a woman who was involved in a car accident.
Bride Rachel Taylor, who is a qualified nurse, jumped out of the wedding car to assist a woman involved in a car accident. Source: Facebook

Mr Taylor said his bride calmed the injured woman and applied first aid until authorities arrived to take over.

“Rachel held this woman and talked to her so nicely and helped her as well as the paramedics that came later. She held her for at least 15 minutes until the EMTs (emergency medical technicians) got her on a stretcher,” he wrote.

He shared an image of his new wife at the scene, helping the injured woman and speaking with emergency service workers.

Ms Taylor didn’t seem to mind her wedding dress was laid out on the concrete as she sat helping the crash victim.

“I am so blessed to have a wonderful wife who will always take care of people who need it, and we’re blessed that we were able to be in the right place at the right time to make a difference,” Mr Taylor continued.

The newlyweds, from Minnesota, are now on their honeymoon, but the proud groom says he is “still blown away” his wife remained calm and was able to help out “in a scary situation”.

“I can’t wait for a hospital to scoop her up so she can make a difference in people’s lives every day. I am so proud of my wife,” he said.

Tamara Peterson, the woman Ms Taylor helped, told Mercury News she was thankful to the new bride.

“She was awesome and helped save my life by keeping me focused, and calm, she certainly is a gifted angel,” she said.

Ms Peterson is now home and recovering, she hopes to be able to thank Ms Taylor in person when she gets back from her honeymoon.

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