Dan Tyminski Helps Save A Life July 16, 2008 — Dan Tyminski, the guitar player and vocalist in Alison Krauss + Union Station, came to the rescue this week when he was in the right place at the right time to aid a driver who was severely injured in a wreck in Franklin, Tenn.
Dan, who sang lead on the Soggy Bottom Boys’ award-winning "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," was summoned to call 911 by his wife, Elise Tyminski, Monday, according to WKRN-TV. While walking the dog, Elise had discovered a crashed four-wheeler which had slid down an embankment.
Elise, who’s a nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center, hurried down the slope and worked to stem the bleeding on a significant head wound while Dan contacted the rescue hotline. Emergency workers had to use a pulley system to lift the vehicle off the victim, who was taken to Vanderbilt by helicopter.
The victim is expected to recover. Dan meanwhile continues to play dates in support of his second solo album, Wheels.
There Is a Reason for it all...JESUS!!!!
"He's riding in the car with me and I couldn't believe it. Yes, it IS a fantasy!" -Alison Krauss on Butch (the bartender)
"My Gogey has a first name, it's g-o-g-e-y, my Gogey called me a name it was f-a-t-t-y."- Wichita Rutherford
That's what I thought too Eyesoflove, when I read the story! And also I wouldn't exactly call either action "heroic" to be honest! Unless it is nowadays an heroic action to behave like a fellow human being? Or as they say in some circles "be a mensch"!
I guess it depends on what his wife might've had to do to help him. It said the four wheeler was down an embankment, so that could mean anything, including that there may have been some risk involved for her just to get to the guy. Also, with all the prevalent diseases in this day and age, the fact that she tended to a bleeding stranger is quite heroic, IMO! At any rate, I wouldn't downplay Dan's contribution, but his wife *is* the one who found the guy, hollered for Dan to call 911, and proceeded with her medical training, then Dan gets his name in the headline for doing what his wife told him to do. lol Of course, it would probably deserve a headline, as well, if my husband actually ever did what I told him to do lol.