Woman Pinned Under Dead Husband for Days - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Woman Pinned Under Dead Husband for Days

The man who rescued a woman pinned to the floor by her dead husband is speaking out and says he's no hero.

"No, no. Jesus takes the glory for all things in my life. I give Him the glory for urging me along," said newspaper deliveryman Bruce Pitts.

An elderly woman's right leg was pinned to the floor by her dead husband's body for nearly four days.

The coroner says Fred Roberts suffered a heart attack and collapsed on top of his wife Blanche, inside their Williamson County, Illinois home, sometime on April 23rd or 24th.
 
The couple's newspaper deliveryman discovered the two early Sunday morning.

Everyone involved in this story is still shocked and amazed at how the events unfolded.

The one thing the rescuer and the woman share is their strong faith and belief in God.

 Courtney Hayes lives next door to the Roberts.

"Huge shock that it happened. That we were here this whole time and we didn't know, we didn't notice, hadn't seen him in a few days or anything," Hayes said.

 "I had never met them personally but they would correspond through letters with us," said Pitts.

Those letters were full of praise for Bruce's hard work and prayers for his safe keeping while on his newspaper route.
 
Neighbors are few and far between along the country road where the Roberts lived.

In fact, people might go days without seeing or talking with one another.

Pitts said he slowly got concerned when he noticed papers piling up outside the home.

So, he stopped by and found the two on the floor.

"I was so shocked that she was alive because you could see she was underneath him and couldn't get up, and I figured she had been there that whole time," Pitts said.
 
Her survival and his discovery are all part of something bigger than himself.

"The good Lord above, no doubt about it," Pitts said. "Saving a life, you know, what a precious way the Lord works things out."

For Pitts, this moment in his life is part of a bigger journey.

"I thought of scripture: 'I mourn with those who mourn and I rejoice with those who rejoice.' This is a situation with both, mourning and rejoicing. Mourning in one death and rejoicing in a life," Pitts said.

It's not clear how exactly Blanche Roberts got pinned under her husband.

She is being treated at a local hospital.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

    Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuit

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:42:21 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:15 AM EDT2018-05-26 12:15:27 GMT
    Johnson & Johnson said it's disappointed in the decision and will appeal. (Source: AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Johnson & Johnson said it's disappointed in the decision and will appeal. (Source: AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

    More >>

    A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder.

    More >>
  • Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

    Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 01:23:54 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:07 AM EDT2018-05-27 07:07:39 GMT
    (South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-i...(South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP). In this May 26, 2018 photo provided on May 27, 2018, by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-i...

    At the White House, President Trump said negotiations over a potential June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he had earlier canceled are "going along very well." 

    More >>

    At the White House, President Trump said negotiations over a potential June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he had earlier canceled are "going along very well." 

    More >>
  • More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:33:35 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:06 AM EDT2018-05-27 07:06:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...

    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

    More >>

    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly