August 5, 2011 - DeKalb County, Ga. - According to a report at My Fox Atlanta, witnesses are calling a Georgia man a hero after he rescued a driver from a fiery car accident on Thursday.
Police say the victim was rear-ended by another vehicle, near the intersection of Briarcliff Road and Clairmont Road. This caused the vehicle to crash into a nearby Chevron gas station, where the car struck a gas pump. The vehicle burst into flames, which trapped the driver inside the car.
A local Georgia man drove towards the fiery wreck after he saw the car crash into the gas pump. The man first attempted to move the crashed vehicle away from the gas pump by pushing it with his truck, but it wouldn't budge. Instead, he pulled the driver from the fire and took him to safety.
The victim, a man whose identity hasn't been released, suffered personal injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Authorities believe he'll survive, and they say his injuries would've been much more severe if the witness hadn't intervened.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
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