Citizen Pulls Driver From Burning Vehicle Following Rollover Crash
GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The driver of the pickup (pictured) is recovering at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville following a fiery crash that nearly took his life early Saturday.
Two agencies are reporting the same information, if not for the bravery of a good samaritan, the driver would be dead.
The crash occurred on Washington Rd near Mt Sharon Rd just before 3 am Saturday morning. MAP The 19-year-old driver left the roadway in his pickup and struck a tree. Shortly thereafter the vehicle ignited. According to multiple sources, a military veteran, who told officials he “slept lightly,” heard the crash and went to investigate. What he found was a vehicle on fire with the driver still inside.
Officials told Smokey Barn News that the vehicle had apparently left the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned before becoming a fireball.
Fortunately for the driver, the good samaritan was able to pull the driver out of the burning vehicle, risking his own life in the process. Officials tell Smokey Barn News that the driver did sustain burns to his legs but he was alive and awake immediately following the crash. According to Robertson County EMS, the driver was transported to Vanderbilt Hospital in serious but stable condition.
Robertson County EMS, with the aid of the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, rendered aid to the driver, and the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department extinguished the flames. Air medics were called but canceled due to concerns about the weather so the driver was transported via ground to Vanderbilt.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office assisted.