Texas Man Who Almost Died 2 Years Ago Rescues 145 Stranded Drivers In 48 Hour Period

By kncipat on February 22, 2021
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2 years ago Ryan Sivley nearly died in a horrific car accident. This week he spent most of his time pulling stranded drivers to safety during Texas’ worst snow and ice storm. 145 drivers and their families inside of 48 hours to be precise. “If you were sitting on the side of the road with your wife and your kids and you’re freezing in the car, and it’s not running and you don’t have anywhere to go and you don’t have anyone to call what would you do?” Ryan pulled 98 cars to safety last Monday. He saved another 47 on Tuesday. Wednesday on very little sleep he was still out in the elements saving people. The accident Ryan was in left him with a weak arm and an inability to walk more than 2 hours a day. “But I still have a truck so I can drive. It’s pretty simple.” 

Ryan took people home from the hospital and healthcare workers to work. Jill Ventimiglia was one of those people. She posted on facebook, “Austinities, today was not a fun day. It was so scary but an angel Ryan Sivley saved me. He towed me and my car all the way to my parent’s house!! IF HE WASN’T THERE I WOULD STILL BE STUCK ON THE ROAD” 

Ryan has two 4-wheel drive vehicles and this past week he wore them out helping people. He even put his personal cell phone number out on social media in case anyone needed help. “This is all I’m doing, just helping out wherever I can. If someone helps with a few dollars for gas, that’s great,” said Ryan. “But I’m not asking for anything.” 

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