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Anonymous Good Samaritan pulls motorist from wreck engulfed in flames

June 20, 2022  By WGNO News

A single vehicle accident on I-10 in Louisiana, involving a crane, left one in the hospital and an unknown Texas citizen to thank for their help.

According to the Scott Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to a major accident on I-10 near mile marker 97 around 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single vehicle accident, involving a crane, which was engulfed in flames.

A crew of firefighters began to extinguish the fire, while a second crew rendered aid to the driver, who had already been pulled out of the vehicle by a citizen prior to emergency personnel arriving on scene. Once they arrived, the citizen, from Texas, simply drove off, not wanting any recognition. Scott Fire Chief Chad P. Sonnier says “If not for his actions, the outcome of the incident would have been a lot different.”

The crane operator received second degree burns to his legs, chest and arms and was transported to a local burn unit.


(WGNO News)

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