Cory Booker Gets In on New Rescue

Except a detective was first on scene of pedestrian hit by car

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 24, 2012 10:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Cory Booker might be dead to the White House, but he's trying to burnish his knight-in-shining-armor cred again. Seems the mayor was on the scene when a Newark pedestrian was hit by a car Friday, tweeting that he was among a group that "got man stabilized & into ambulance. He'll b OK. Thanx 2 all who helped." But this time the hero accolades belong to a 19-year veteran of the county prosecutor's office, notes the Star-Ledger. "The detective immediately called 911 and began to render assistance," says a prosecutor's spokeswoman. "Within minutes the mayor showed up, followed by an ambulance and Newark PD."

In this April 13, 2012 file photo, Newark Mayor Cory Booker speaks in Newark.
In this April 13, 2012 file photo, Newark Mayor Cory Booker speaks in Newark.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Cory Booker attends the 'Leap Of Faith' Broadway Opening Night at St. James Theatre on April 26, 2012 in New York City.
Cory Booker attends the 'Leap Of Faith' Broadway Opening Night at St. James Theatre on April 26, 2012 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks in this April 4, 2012 file photo taken in Newark.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks in this April 4, 2012 file photo taken in Newark.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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