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CeCe is the founder of What's Good USA. Her passion to spread Good news started in 2003 when she worked at a major television news station. CeCe would leave work everyday bothered because seemingly only negative news was continously being highlighted. She thought her passion for spreading good news had ended when she left the news station in 2005, however, on December 14, 2012 the burning passion to spread Good news was reignited as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.
"....this is when I knew I had to follow my passion and 3 months later What's Good USA was born. It brings me great joy to find and help spread Good news. A little Good news can help to restore the good in all mankind."
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Good Samaritan was talking late Monday about a bizarre and dangerous incident that left two people injured when a manhole exploded in Midtown East.
At around 6:30 a.m., the manhole exploded at 44th Street and Lexington Avenue. Debris from the explosion crashed into a taxi.
The cover hit the hood of the taxi and shot through the windshield, injuring the driver and passenger.
Images from the scene showed the huge hole in the passenger side of the taxi’s windshield. The cab, a “Taxi of Tomorrow,” also had a crumpled hood.
As CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, Good Samaritan Bernard Vickers does not consider himself a hero.
“I just happened to look and saw what happened, and I immediately reacted,” Vickers said.
After hearing a loud boom, Vickers saw the mangled taxi outside the Starbucks Coffee where he works.
Without hesitation, Vickers jumped into action, and was first to free the driver.
“I ran outside to check on the cab’s passenger and driver. The driver’s window was down, so I helped him get out the window,” he said.
Next, Vickers helped the passenger out.
“He was scared, he was traumatized, and as he was climbing out the sunroof, he, like, rolled — so I just made sure he landed safely,” Vickers said.
The driver and the passenger were taken to Bellevue Hospital Center and were treated for minor injuries. By Monday night, relatives at the driver’s home said he was out of the hospital.
“I think he’s OK,” a relative of the driver’s said.
Vickers was thankful he was able to help.
“I’m just a regular citizen doing what was right,” he said.
The manhole which exploded was a large, square grate in the middle of the road.
Con Edison said a problem with an underground electrical cable may have caused the blast. Workers were to make repairs on Tuesday.
Courtesy of www.newyork.cbslocal.com