A 16-year-old Arizona boy was hospitalized with fractured skull after he saved three young relatives from being hit by a car.
The incident occurred on New Year’s Day when Javier Solis along with his three nieces were crossing a Phoenix street, according to WCVB.
All his relatives, his 11-year-old niece Aylin Garcia, his 4-year-old niece Arley, and his 12-year-old cousin Stacey Solis were pushed by Javier out of harm’s way when an oncoming car barreled down on them.
Unfortunately, it was Javier who took the impact of the car. He has three skull fractures and broken limbs.
He had surgery Thursday morning, Jan. 2, and doctors plan to wake him up Friday morning, according to Local 21 CBS News.
The three girls can’t say enough about their very selfless uncle.
“I want him to know that we love him and to feel better,” Aylin said while wiping a tear away from her face.
“He’s a great guy,” Stacey said. “And I’m so grateful for him saving the rest of our lives.”
The police are still looking into the accident, but they said the driver, who stayed at the scene, was likely not impaired.