Hall County

Chick-fil-A worker jumps through drive-thru window, saves choking boy

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — Chick-fil-A employees are known for being polite and eager to please. But a Flowery Branch Chick-fil-A worker is now being called a hero.

The Hall County teen was working the drive-thru Wednesday when a car pulled up with a 6-year-old choking inside. So, the teen jumped in to help.

“I’m still kind of shocked right now myself that all this has happened," Logan Simmons said.

His mother told Channel 2's Justin Wilfon, to her son, it was just all in a day's work.

"He'd been home for a couple of hours and he said nonchalantly, ‘I saved a kid’s life today,’ and I was like ‘What?’" mother Teri Simmons said.


Chick-fil-A gave us the dramatic surveillance video that shows employee Logan Simmons jumping out the drive-thru window to save a choking child.

"I just jumped out the window and ran straight down to the car," Simmons said. “I think it was the quickest option. It was right there and I saw the other car right there.”

Outside the restaurant, Simmons jumped into the car in the drive-thru lane and where the little boy’s mother was begging for help, with her son’s seat belt somehow tangled around his neck.

“You could see he was turning red and losing pigmentation in his face," he said.

Simmons pulled out a pocketknife, cut the little boy free and prevented a possible tragedy.

“I’m amazed he didn’t panic. As his mother, I would have panicked. I’d be running around going,  'Oh my gosh! What do we do?'” Teri Simmons said.

An hour later, the little boy’s mother called Logan Simmons and thanked him for saving her son’s life.

“I do feel like a hero," he said.

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