The son of a Burbank woman who was electrocuted Wednesday when she tried to save a crash victim in Valley Village called his mother a hero.
David Aguilar, 21, said when he got a call about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday that his mother, Irma Zamora, had been electrocuted, he went to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where his stepfather “was a mess.”
He also saw his mother lying in a hospital bed, where she looked “just peaceful.”
Zamora -- who had been a longtime Glendale resident until moving to Burbank about six years ago -- was heroic, brave, strong, “always tried her hardest to get whatever she wanted” and was “always trying to help someone,” Aguilar said Thursday outside his apartment in Burbank.
“The fact that my mom died being a hero, I am just so proud of her,” he said.
The fact that she died trying to save someone else, he added, didn't surprise him.