SANDUSKY, Ohio– An Erie County pizza delivery man was not going to let anything stop him from delivering a pizza, not even an accident that totaled his car.
“It happened so quickly. I didn’t know what to do; so I just tried to stop and next thing you know I’m up in their house,” said Geoffrey Routsong, a Domino’s pizza delivery man.
Geoffrey, 19, said he was just on his way to deliver a Domino’s pizza Tuesday afternoon when all of a sudden he got into a wreck that totaled his car.
According to police reports, Routsong was driving down Campbell Street in Sandusky when he hit a car backing out of a driveway, then swerved right into a house. Jettone Skelton was home watching TV when the car came crashing through.
“We just heard a crash so we ran outside and noticed that the car across the street was wrecked and noticed that the car was in the house,” Skelton said.
Geoffrey was not able to deliver the pizza in 30 minutes or less because of the accident but when he did finally deliver the pizza to his customers about an hour later he said they were really nice to him; they even gave him a nice tip.
“They still gave me about a $5 dollar tip. They were happy that I was okay. They actually heard the accident. They didn’t know what happened; so I walked up to the door and they said, ‘Are you the driver that just crashed?’ And I was like ‘yeah,’ Well you are bleeding and you need to go to a hospital; and I was like I’m just trying to deliver this pizza to you.”
After making his pizza delivery, Routsong headed to Firelands Regional Medical Center where he received a couple of stitches to his forehead.
Needless to say Routsong takes his job very seriously.
“He’s probably one of the best employees. He’s going to school right now so that’s good; paying his way through college but as far as dedication: he did excellent; way beyond the duty of what we ask him to do,” said Aaron Taylor, Domino’s store manager.