Teens receive ‘Good Samaritan’ award for saving an Albuquerque woman’s life

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Two students from West Mesa High School had a good excuse for being late to practice – they saved someone’s life.

Andy Chavez and Elio Luna have both been awarded the City of Albuquerque Good Samaritan Award for their role in saving a women last September.

The teens were stopped at a gas station on Coors when they spotted the woman in her car having a stroke.

They broke her car open and called 911.

Respondents took her to hospital and then escorted the tenth graders to school.

“We were having practice because we have soccer for first, so that’s the period we were missing. We were at the soccer field, we walked in there and joked we got in trouble so the coach was about to scream at us,” said Andy Chavez.

But before that could happen, the firefighters told their coach why they were late. Fortunately for Chavez and Luna, the coach was very proud of his players.

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