crews praise hero who saved lady from this burning car
crews have praised a 'heroic' member of the public for saving
the life of a pensioner who was stuck in this burning car following
an accident near Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday night (July 31st).
crews from Burnham rushed to the Mark Causeway at 10.13pm after
the elderly lady's car careered off the road, toppled over a gate
and into a field where it caught fire.
"Upon arrival, the crews confirmed there was one vehicle
well alight," a fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
He added: "If it was not for the heroic actions of a member
of public, who pulled the casualty from the car fire before the
arrival of the fire service, the crews would have been dealing
with a fatality at this incident."
"Crews extinguished the fire with one hose reel jet and
a compressed air foam branch."
The casualty, who suffered from shock and smoke inhalation, was
taken to hospital by ambulance.
The car was severely damaged by fire, along with an area of hedgerow
and grass. Police diverted traffic around the scene while the
emergency crews were on scene.
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