SOUTH JORDAN (ABC 4 News) - A set of Utah twins found themselves at the right place at the right time. Now they're being called heroes for their actions in a dangerous situation.
Timing brought tragedy to the Skyler and Beau Maxon 's doorstep in Los Angeles last Wednesday night when they heard the sound of screeching tires and rushed to the scene of the accident.
The driver of a SUV lost control and struck a light pole and a water hydrant. "Water was spraying 40 feet into the air and the street became a pond,” said Beau, a South Jordan native.
The twins and other neighbors rushed to help the driver, but stopped when they saw the dangerous combination of water and live wire. But for two women trying to help, it was too late.
"This woman on the ground she was lying on her back and her arms were sticking straight up in the air,” said Beau. “I started going through water and I didn't feel any electricity at this point."
Beau tried to pull the women out, but once he touched one of them, he knew the electricity was too strong. "That's when I felt the electricity,” he said. “My eyes closed and I could feel my body just crumble, it just collapsed.”
His brother Skyler witnessed how Beau survived but the other women weren’t so lucky. "The difference was he fell back away from her towards us and unfortunately the other woman fell on top of the first woman."
The two female Good Samaritans died from their injuries. Beau suffered exit wounds on his feet and has been released from the hospital. The twins' dad tells ABC4 his son being alive is nothing short of a miracle.
“He shouldn’t be here,” said Mark Maxon. “There's no explanation as to why he's still here other than we believe he's got a greater purpose.”
The 19 year-old driver of the SUV walked away without injuries. Police are investigating whether excessive speeds are to blame. Beau's dad wants justice.
“I hate to call it an accident, but this isn't,” said Mark Maxon. “An accident is when someone makes a mistake, but this is out-right negligence from what we can see and two human beings are gone.”
For now, the grateful dad is focusing on next week when his two boys will be back home in Utah, back in their parent’s arms. “I can't wait to see him, can't wait to embrace him,” said Mark Maxon. “I’m sure there'll be some tears and rejoicing.
Beau's medical costs are mounting. If you would like to donate, please visit www.beaumaxon.com