(CBS News) The Newark, N.J. mayor who once rushed into a burning building to save a woman is at it again.
Happening upon an accident scene Thursday morning, Mayor Cory Booker leapt from his vehicle and sprinted to the aide of a man in his 50s who had been hit by a car and was bleeding heavily from the head. Booker and his detail were on their way back from a graduation ceremony where Booker had spoken.
As the pedestrian - who was unconscious when Booker arrived - came to, he recognized the man holding his hand and asked, "Are you Mayor Booker?" according to the mayor's office.
Taking to Twitter to relay details of the incident, the social media-savvy Booker said the driver was not at fault, and "did the right thing & stayed & helped me & others aid man until medical help arrived."
Booker has developed a reputation both in and outside his city as a man of action who often finds himself in the right place, at the right time. In April, he was treated for smoke inhalation and burns after rescuing a neighbor from her home that caught fire; prior to that, he was known for helping residents shovel snow from their driveways.