Showing posts with label car fire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label car fire. Show all posts

Monday, January 29, 2018

101st Soldier rescued people from burning car...including himself!

A soldier caught on fire while rescuing people from a burning car. It didn't stop him
Ledger Enquirer
Scott Berson
January 29, 2018
"As I was [unbuckling her seatbelt] the whole vehicle caught fire, and I just felt a blanket of fire wrap around my body, and everything just happened in a matter of seconds from there," Davis said in an Army news release.. "But before I could get the other half of her body out, she caught fire from all the fuel that was on her. I noticed she was on fire [shortly] before noticing that I was on fire too."

Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) commanding general, pins the Soldier's Medal on Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) artillery cannon crew member and section chief, during a ceremony held at Fort Campbell, Jan. 22, 2018. Sgt. Samantha Stoffregen Special to the Ledger-Enquirer

It was a normal summer day on June 9, 2017 when Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Artillery cannon crew member and section chief, was driving home to Ellijay, Ga., from Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

As he was cruising down the road near Nashville, he noticed a car overturned on its passenger side. It had flipped almost completely over, coming to rest on a slight downward slope, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Few other drivers seemed concerned, according to the Army.

"I was pulling up, and I noticed there was a small engine fire underneath the belly of the car, so I jumped out and ran up to the vehicle," Davis said.

When he reached the car, he found two people, Rick and Sharon Steiert, trapped in the vehicle. Most distressingly, a can of fuel that had been in the back of the car had tumbled during the crash. It had now become wedged under Sharon's legs, and she was covered in gasoline.
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Marine from New York Saved Three Lives From Burning Car

Marine rescues three victims from fiery crash
San Diego Union Tribune
By Lyndsay Winkley
Jan. 10, 2016
A 21-year-old Marine pulled three people from two cars that wrecked on Miramar Road near Kearny Villa Road. — San Diego News Video

MIRAMAR — A Marine on his way back to base after a workout saved three people from a fiery crash in Miramar Saturday night.

Patrick Sammon was walking back to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar from the L.A. Fitness on Miramar Road when he saw two cars collide near Kearny Villa Road at about 10:30 p.m. One of the vehicles caught fire, and the 21-year-old ran over to help, authorities said.

He first pulled the victim from the flaming vehicle, then went to help two other victims, said San Diego fire Battalion Chief David Gerboth.
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Friday, December 4, 2015

Camp Lejeune Marines and Soldiers Saved Couple from Burning Car

Marine from Virginia rescues couple from burning car on I-95
ABC 8 News
By Emily Satchell
Published: December 3, 2015
Sgt. Rivera stopped outside the driver door when he realized smoke was billowing from what remained of the car’s engine. He quickly mobilized other bystanders to help the woman in the passenger seat. Several of them were active duty Marines and soldiers.

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (WRIC) — A couple had something extra special to be thankful for last week after they were rescued from a burning vehicle on Interstate 95 by a Marine just one day before Thanksgiving.

Sgt. Ian Rivera left Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune around 1 p.m. that day. He was driving north on I-95 to spend Thanksgiving with family in Caroline County.

About three hours into Sgt. Rivera’s drive, a four-vehicle accident happened four miles south of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A couple in a Mazda 3 took the brunt of the crash, according to a press release from the Marines.

“I was about two cars behind,” said Rivera, a native of Virginia Beach. “I jumped out onto the shoulder of the left side of the road and ran to them. I wanted to make sure they were okay.”
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