A truck driver is being called a hero after pulling two fellow drivers from their burning rigs.
On Wednesday morning, J.B. Hunt driver Tony Richards was heading east on Interstate 78 in Salisbury Township, Pennsylvania when he saw a truck, driven by Luis Nunez, 42, of Union City, New Jersey, stop in the right lane. Moments later, another truck, driven by Albert W. Couch, 45, of Antioch, Tennessee, slammed into the back of the stalled truck.
Richards stopped his truck, grabbed his fire extinguisher and ran over to help the drivers. As he approached the trucks, he noticed one that Couch was trapped, so he jumped up in the truck and worked to free the driver. Once he got the Couch free from the wreckage, Richards moved the him to the ground.
Then the truck burst into flames.
“When Couch’s truck caught fire, a passer-by stopped and helped to free Couch and his passenger, Brandon E. Daniels, 27, of Hermitage, Tenn., police said,” the Morning Call reported.
Richards then ran to the truck Nunez’s truck to help him.
Richards took the men to his truck and pulled away from the blazing wreckage.
Moments later, fire and police crews arrive.
The three men, Couch, Nunez and Daniels, were taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.