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Cory Booker Assists at Scene of Auto Accident

Cory Booker (Getty Images)
Cory Booker (Getty Images)

Despite his well-documented struggles to make ends meet on a food-stamp diet, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker reportedly sprung into action on Thursday to help out at the scene of an accident, the Daily News reports.

His hunger and caffeine withdrawal haven't dulled his superhero reflexes.

Already famous for carrying a neighbor out of a raging kitchen fire in April, Newark Mayor Cory Booker snapped into action at the scene of an injury car accident on Thursday, a witness told the Daily News.

The hometown heroics came just minututes after the 43-year-old Democrat recorded a video blog about the difficulty of his weeklong, $4-per-day food stamp challenge, which has him subsisting on beans, rice, vegetables — and no coffee.

"I heard a crashing sound outside. I looked out my window and there were two sedans that collided. Within a few minutes, a big black car stopped near the site and two men got out. I recognized the mayor's posture," a 36-year-old witness who gave her name as Dydy told The News.

She said Booker rushed to the cars outside Newark's Hotel Riviera to check on the parties and then directed traffic around the scene.


Read more at the Daily News.

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