Sarah Ray, a paramedic from Tennessee, had just said “I Do” when she got a call she just could not ignore.

On October 3, 2015 she and her husband, who is also a paramedic, rushed to the scene where her grandparents and father were involved in a car accident just two miles away from the church while on their way to their reception. A driver speeding and running a red light had crashed into her family.

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Image Credit: Marcy Martin

Ray’s mother was able to capture the powerful photo of her while the ambulance’s lights flash behind her and as the rain trickled down.

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Ray tells Channel 5.

“My family comes in from out of town and this happened. I was scared on the way there.”

Sarah’s mother, Marcy Martin, tells Channel 5,

“I love this photo because it shows her character and accentuates her beauty.”

Although no-one was seriously injured, Ray’s grandmother was sent to the hospital for evaluation.

While people are calling Ray a hero, she says that anyone in her position would have done the same.

“Anybody in the EMS field would’ve done the same thing. I don’t know that what I did was special,” she says.
“I was just making sure my family was okay … I just happened to be in a wedding dress.”

Ray says the photo made her laugh,

“I know the face that I’m giving my mom was the ‘Really, mom? Right now you’re taking a picture?’ ” she went on to say. “I’m sure we were a sight on the side of the road for people driving by.”

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Article/Video: Channel 5