The only thing more amazing than this photo of a woman in a wedding dress looking appropriately badass at the scene of a car accident is the story behind it.
Her name is Sarah Ray. She and her husband, Paul, are both paramedics. That’s her responding to a crash. In the middle of her wedding.
According to an ABC News report, Sarah and Paul got the call between the ceremony and the reception and immediately took off for the scene.
Ray, 29, said she received a call Oct. 3 — an hour after her 4 p.m. ‘I do’s’ — that her father and grandparents had been involved in a collision a few miles away.
Ray, who has been a paramedic for five years, said she and her groom jumped into a car and rushed to the scene without a second thought.
While in her wedding dress, Sarah assisted the victims, which included her father and grandparents.
According to the Rays’ boss, Chief of Emergency Medical Services Jimmie Edwards, Sarah and Paul started helping rescue workers immediately.
“As I understand it, when Sarah arrived at the scene, she grabbed her wedding dress and the trail up in her hands and stepped right up in the back of the ambulance to make sure everybody was OK,” Edwards said.
Sarah and Paul’s boss couldn’t have been prouder.
“This is a testament that people that work in EMS are always on duty. It is a testament to the willingness to help others,” Edwards said.
According to Edwards, Ray’s grandmother and father were banged up in the crash but have since recovered.
Wedding or no, for Sarah and Paul, it was just another day at the office.
Sarah credits her coworkers for taking charge of the scene, and says she and Paul were just doing their jobs. As for Edwards, he had nothing but praise for his newlywed deputies.
“It exemplifies what being a paramedic is,” he said.