I was driving through Washington DC on I-95 at about 8 p.m. Traffic was moving well, and I was making great time, until I came across a wreck on the highway. I scooted past it and saw two cars that had just been in an accident. Being an ever-prepared Good Samaritan, I pulled over, grabbed my roadside emergency bag from the back of the car (containing some screwdrivers, a first-aid kit, and, of course, my SureFire E2L Outdoorsman, and headed toward the accident.

I made my way to the second car, an SUV that had been flipped onto its side, trapping the older woman driver inside. I could see through the windshield that she had a head wound that was bleeding pretty badly, and she was starting to panic, so I grabbed the hardest object I could find my SureFire Outdoorsman and started trying to bash in the back windshield. After a few good blows, the windshield shattered. I coaxed the woman out, put on a pair of rubber gloves, and examined her head. The wound wasn't as bad as it looked, but I was concerned about the possibility of brain damage, so I did a quick pupil-dilation test, which requires a flashlight. I had my doubts that my SureFire would still work after using it as a smashing tool, but, much to my surprise, it lit right up and worked as if nothing had ever happened. The woman turned out to be okay and was rushed off in an ambulance. In the meantime, my SureFire continued to work at the scene, directing traffic until the local police arrived. I'm certain that woman would've remained trapped in that car until the cops arrived if it weren't for me and my SureFire.

Nicholas L.
New Rochelle, NY


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