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Florida man uses pressure washer truck to save another man's life when motorcycle goes up in flames

Posted: 7:26 PM, Aug 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-23 14:04:04Z

JUPITER, Fla. — For Jarret Goddard, his daily routine involves driving from job to job.

"Residential, commercial, roofs, driveways," he said.

For 23 years a pressure washer truck has helped put food on his plate. He calls it a lifesaver. But on Tuesday he had to use his truck for a different reason.

"I turned it on, and water was going," Goddard recalled.

While on his way to his next job in Jupiter, with his partner near Indiantown Rd and Island Way, Jarret said they noticed a motorcycle trike smoking. In seconds, the smoke turned to flames, and that's when he did what he knows best.

"We just jumped out and did our thing it was kind of normal," he said. "He ran off with the hose, and I told him you run off with it; I'll hook it up. I'm ready, you're ready, go!"

Jarrett said it took about 10 to 15 minutes to put out the fire. He said the man driving the bike was in shock. 

"And we said can you imagine if we didn't get lunch to go today and we would have sat down and ate; wow that 10 minutes would have been a big deal to somebody else," Goddard recalled. "Just the right place at the right time."

He said he’d like to find the driver he saved so he could put a name to the face.

"He was very thankful that we were there and it was just a handshake, and we were good, and that was it," he said.