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UPS driver sprints across traffic to save four-year-old boy after he gets trapped under 97lb package

Dramatic moment UPS driver sprints across traffic to save four-year-old boy after he gets trapped under 97lb package while trying to take it indoors

  • The incident was captured by a RING cam and shows Illinois UPS driver Marco Angel sprint from his delivery truck to come to the boys aid
  • Four-year-old Max Pratt tried to collect a package left by Angel at his Oak Park home last week before he is overcome by how heavy it is 
  • The box tilts sideways, crushing the boy who only weights 40 pounds
  • Angel tells CBS Chicago that reacted as fast as he could to help the boy
  •  The four-year-old is okay, saying he only suffered and ‘ouchie’ and has given Angel the nickname ‘The Package Man’

Dramatic footage captures the moment a UPS driver came to the rescue of a four-year-old boy, after a 97-pound package he had just delivered fell on top of the 40-pound child.

The incident was captured by a RING cam and shows Illinois UPS driver Marco Angel sprint from his delivery truck to come to the boys aid.     

Young Max Pratt tried to collect a package left by Angel on the porch of his Oak Park home, before he is overcome by how heavy it is.

The box tilts sideways, crushing the boy against the steps. 

The boy can be heard yelling ‘help!’ as he remains trapped under it. 

Almost immediately Angel is seen running across traffic to help. 

Four-year-old Max Pratt attempts to handle a 97 pound package delivered by UPS driver Marcos Angel

UPS driver Marco Angels sprints from his delivery truck to help the boy who is heard yelling for help

UPS driver Marco Angels sprints from his delivery truck to help the boy who is heard yelling for help

UPS delivery driver Marcos Angel lifts the 97-pound package off the 40-pound boy

UPS delivery driver Marcos Angel lifts the 97-pound package off the 40-pound boy

 ‘I was scared I was going to fall down the stairs,’ Max told CBS Chicago

Max says that he is usually the one who brings in packages for his family, but this delivery in particular was too much for him to handle. 

‘I couldn’t get it – well, the package man got it.’ he said. 

Angel, who has been working for UPS for a year, tells CBS Chicago that reacted as fast as he could to help the boy. 

‘As soon as I saw the package tilt, I just started running back to it,’ he said.

‘I pictured my boys in his situation. Obviously, you go into kind of into full parent mode or full dad mode to make sure the kid is all right,’ Angel added. 

UPS delivery driver Marcos Angel says he reacted quickly because his parental instincts took over

UPS delivery driver Marcos Angel says he reacted quickly because his parental instincts took over

4-year-old Max Pratt tells CBS Chicago that he is the person who usually brings packages into his Oak Park home when they are delivered

4-year-old Max Pratt tells CBS Chicago that he is the person who usually brings packages into his Oak Park home when they are delivered

Marcos Angel is reunited with Max and his parents on video chat where Max's mother thanks him for helping her son

Marcos Angel is reunited with Max and his parents on video chat where Max’s mother thanks him for helping her son

Max is okay, telling CNN that he only suffered an ‘ouchie’

Max’s mother, Traci Pratt, said that after helping her son, Angel helped get the heavy package inside the home.  

Traci told CNN: ‘I went to get the package and he was like, “No, no, no. I’m taking it inside for you. Where do you want me to put it?” He was so nice.’  

Angel had a video chat set up by CBS Chicago where Max’s mother told the UPS driver he lived up to his surname.  

‘You are our angel, the way you flew in and helped him.’ she said via video chat. 

Pratt says she hopes that UPS gives him a bonus or makes him employee of the month after his quick action to help her son, CNN reports. 

Max is also a fan of Angel, giving him the nickname ‘The Package Man’ and says the thinks he’s nice, CNN reports.    

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