A man was photographed seconds after he heroically pushed his fiancée out of the way of an incoming car and broke his leg in the aftermath of the Charlottesville rally.
Marcus Martin, 26, was a counter-protester at the tragic day’s events, marching the streets with his fiancée Marissa Blair, 27, and their friends on Saturday afternoon.
When a Dodge Challenger suddenly rammed into the crowd, Martin didn’t hesitate to push his bride-to-be out of the way, resulting in him being hit by the accelerating vehicle.
Martin was photographed in mid-air seconds after he saved Blair’s life, and other photos reveal that when the car backed up over him, his shoe was dragged off.
Amazingly, Martin survived the ‘intentional’ car crash but sustained a broken leg in the horrific incident, as Blair live-streamed the entire event on Facebook.
Moments before Martin was stuck, Blair said they had been walking through the streets, chanting and laughing.
‘We were saying, “Whose streets? Our streets!” and just having a good time. We were right at the intersection, deciding to go right or left. We went left.
‘We hear a commotion from the top of the street. It happened so fast. I felt myself shoved out of the way. [Martin] had pushed me out of the way.
‘It was so fast. All he could think was to push me. He saved me then he was under the car. I checked myself and then immediately thought, where’s Marcus?
‘I started looking where the car had hit people. I saw his hat had blood all over it but he wasn’t there. I found him with no blood on him.
‘We were taken to the hospital and I overheard someone say that the heavyset woman who they were doing CPR on had died.
‘I started asking around but I knew that it was my friend Heather. She had been standing right in front of Marcus.’
Blair continued: ‘It was senseless. People said we were wrong for being there but it was that guy who was wrong. Why would anyone think that it’s okay to do this? He rammed into us.
Blair also shared that it was her friend, Heather Heyer, 32, who died after the alleged ‘intentional’ acts by Fields, who is from Maumee, Ohio.
Blair added: ‘I lost one of my good friends today, killed for peacefully standing up for what she believed in. Rest In Peace you sweet sweet soul.’
The Driver was apprehended and is currently in police custody. He was arrested a few blocks away from the bloody scene.