Lancer Leader Ally
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

HYS West Haven, Conn. —Andrew Okoski, who has been driving with Hy's Limousine Worldwide Transportation since 2015, was on a routine trip to the airport at 3:30 a.m. in early February when he narrowly avoided a snowplow and crashed into a truck on the Van Wyck Expressway. His driving skills led him to avoid the accident entirely, but he had the wherewithal to hop out of the car and spring into action after checking on his client.

Okoski and the snowplow driver broke the windshield of the disabled truck and brought the unconscious driver out of the vehicle to safety. With the driver safely out of harm’s way, Okoski rushed back to his client and was able to deliver her to the airport as scheduled. Apparently this type of act didn’t make the driver’s brag list, as the management only learned of his actions later from the impressed client.

Matt Levine, executive vice president, remarks that this was a “really amazing act by the chauffeur. He put his well-being in jeopardy to ensure another was alright. We’re glad to have him on staff.”

Operating in Connecticut and the tri-state area, Hy's has been in business since 1951. And it's back to business as usual for everyone involved. “We have not checked on the client—who happened to be pregnant—as she was away,” Levine says, “but we will.”

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