Paramedic bride checks on grandmother after wedding day crash

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- A bride's response to a traffic accident got a lot attention on social media last week. She was all dressed up in her wedding gown, but that didn't stop her from putting her paramedic skills to work by helping others.

It was like any other day for Sara Ray. Not even a week since she tied the knot, Ray is spending her honeymoon phase not on an island but inside a small room teaching an EMS class.

"Nothing has changed, but at work we're doing our regular thing," she told WTVF.

But if you ask Ray's mother, it was a wedding day far from regular. Marcy Martin snapped a lot of pictures, but the one that stands out is a moment that was never planned.

"I love this photo," Martin said. "Because it shows her true character."

"I just have to laugh because I know the face I'm giving my mom like, 'Really mom? Are you really taking a picture?'" Ray said.

In the photo, Ray is in her wedding dress walking away from the scene of an accident in the rain. While her grandparents and father were heading to the reception, they say a driver ran a red light and slammed into their vehicle.

Without much thought, Ray and her husband, who is also a paramedic, immediately went to the scene.

Ray said she went to make sure her grandmother was OK.

"She was upset that she had ruined my day and I told her that it wasn't her fault," Ray said.

Her 72-year-old grandmother was sent to the hospital while the reception went on.

"As long as she was OK, then she was fine with me going back," Ray said.

It was a simple act that's getting plenty of attention.

"I don't know if what I did was special," Ray said. "I was making sure my grandma was OK and I just happened to be in a wedding dress."

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