HERO: Boy gets hit by two cars after pushing his friend out of the way first

Tragedy nearly befell a small town in Highland, Arkansas, recently when two young boys had a brush with death in front of their school. One was about to be hit when, suddenly, eighth-grader Dakota Poteete pushed him out of harm’s way.

Poteete, was then struck by the oncoming vehicle, flipped up into the air, and struck by a second vehicle.

The boys were reportedly crossing a busy highway while returning from a Dollar General store where they had purchased a snack between football games.

According to KAIT, several agencies responded quickly to the horrible accident, and the boy was ultimately airlifted to a children’s hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

A post to a community Facebook page detailed that Dakota required numerous stitches to close gashes in his head and nose, and suffered multiple bruises, but escaped the incident without any broken bones.

Poteete has already been released and was reportedly recovering at home.

This is Dakota Poteete. He was the young man hit by the cars in front of Highland School yesterday. Stitches in head,…

Posted by The Community of Nine Mile Ridge on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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