65-Year-Old Rescues Driver from Crash Just Before Car Bursts Into Flames

After talking to cops about the accident, the rescuer went on to work.

ByEmily Shapiro
February 13, 2016, 1:30 PM
PHOTO: Henrico County Division of Fire in Virginia said a citizen ran to a car and pulled the driver out just before the car burst into flames, Feb. 13, 2016.
Henrico County Division of Fire in Virginia said a citizen ran to a car and pulled the driver out just before the car burst into flames, Feb. 13, 2016.
Henrico County Division of Fire

— -- A 65-year-old Virginia man pulled an injured driver from the scene of a crash early this morning, moments before the car burst into flames on the side of the road, officials said.

The rescuer arrived at the scene in Henrico, Virginia, just after a driver ran off the road and struck a sign post, according to a statement from Henrico County Division of Fire on its Facebook page.

The 65-year-old noticed the car was smoking heavily and the driver was screaming for help, the fire department statement said.

He ran to the car and pulled the driver out, and the car then "burst into flames," the statement said.

PHOTO: Henrico County Fire in Virginia said a citizen ran to a car and pulled the driver out just before the car burst into flames, Feb. 13, 2016.
Henrico County Fire in Virginia said a citizen ran to a car and pulled the driver out just before the car burst into flames, Feb. 13, 2016.
Henrico County Division of Fire
PHOTO: Henrico County Division of Fire in Virginia said a citizen ran to a car and pulled the driver out just before the car burst into flames, Feb. 13, 2016.
Henrico County Division of Fire in Virginia said a citizen ran to a car and pulled the driver out just before the car burst into flames, Feb. 13, 2016.
Henrico County Division of Fire

The driver suffered significant injuries, according to the fire department.

Fire crews managed to extinguish the flames.

And after the hero spoke with police about the accident, he "continued on to work for the day," said Henrico County Division of Fire.

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