Heroic Bystander Pulls Man Out of Burning, Exploding Car in Viral Video
[July 31, 2020: Newsweek]
A heroic man from Missouri is being recognized for his courage after rescuing a driver who was trapped in a burning car on the highway.
Antonio Morgan was driving down the I-70 on his motorcycle when he saw 23-year-old Kielen Robinson crash into a cement median on the highway Tuesday evening. Morgan immediately pulled over to help the unconscious driver out of the vehicle engulfed in flames.
At first, the viral video, which was captured by Morgan's 14-year-old son, showed the motorcyclist unsuccessfully trying to yank Robinson out of the car, but Morgan's persistence and determination to go back for the driver pays off.
"The smoke and the fire and all that stuff started coming. It started burning my eyes and hurting my throat, but I was still trying to get him out. I had to get him out," Morgan told Fox News.
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As another bystander attempted to subdue the flames with a fire extinguisher, Morgan goes back. Realizing Robinson's seatbelt was still clipped in, Morgan unbuckled the driver and was able to pull him out of the car.
Morgan and the other bystander dragged Robinson to safety, where St. Louis County police officer La-Keshia Wells then tended to the driver and called an ambulance.
Wells publicly thanked Morgan and the other bystander in a Facebook video on Thursday. She said she had been on her way to another call when she saw the two good Samaritans trying to help Robinson out of the vehicle..... Read More