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Good Samaritan drives off after saving trucker from blazing semi


A man was trapped in his gasoline-filled semi truck after it caught fire last Sunday. Fortunately, an unidentified Good Samaritan pulled him out.

The incident occurred in Rockcastle County, Kentucky at approximately 5:00 p.m. on May 13th, 2018.

According to WDRB, the truck was carrying 8,000 gallons of gas when it slammed into another vehicle. Three witnesses took action after diesel fuel sparked the billowing flames.

One of those witnesses, Sam Hamilton, recounts the incident.

“They were yelling and screaming, trying to get something to pry the guy out because the trailer was on fire already,” he said. “I mean the diesel was just blazing.”

The driver’s leg was stuck, so Hamilton ran to a nearby farm store to grab fence posts to use as a prying device. He was one of the heroes, but gave a great deal of credit to the man who drove away.

WDRB 41 Louisville News

“The guy who crawled in the truck’s the hero,” Hamilton said. “That guy is amazing. He wasn’t leaving without him. To see him stay in there, and it was getting hotter, and everybody was yelling to get out because the tires were exploding, but the guy stayed in there the whole time. He wasn’t leaving without him”

According to Hamilton, the man who actually pulled the driver from the big rig drove off after the crash.

“He left and we don’t even know his name,” Hamilton said. “I wish I could have shaken his hand and said ‘thank you’ myself but when he was done he just left.”

Hamilton’s explanation: “God was with him.”

The driver is expected to make a full recovery.


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