It happened last summer in Idaho, and the boy appeared on television Tuesday to tell his story:
An 8-year-old boy was honored Thursday for saving his father’s life after a car they were working on fell and crushed the man’s body. J.T. Parker, his 17-year-old brother, Mason, and their father, Stephen Parker, were in the backyard of their home in Sugar City — about five miles northeast of Rexburg — when the accident happened July 30.“We were pulling the engine out of the car, and after we got it jacked up, I climbed under there to take the axles off,” Stephen recalls. “The one axle came off pretty easily, but the other side wasn’t coming off.” Stephen went to adjust the axle and move the jack but suddenly, the Toyota Prius fell on him. Mason had gone inside the house minutes earlier after cutting his hand, and the only person around was J.T.