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Good Samaritan saves toddler and adult from burning car crash


It looked like a scene out of a superhero movie in St. Louis Missouri Thursday morning when a Good Samaritan pulled two people out of a burning vehicle, but it wasn't, it was real life. Furthermore, in Shrewsbury, a one-vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 44 after the driver suffered a diabetic related emergency. As a result, the driver hit a rock wall on the interstate and flipped their SUV twice.

When the SUV came to rest, it caught fire. Suddenly, an unidentified Good Samaritan ran to the vehicle and pulled the adult driver out of the front seat. Afterwards, the rescuer saw a toddler in the back seat, which was still strapped in their car seat and pulled them out as well. When paramedics arrived on the scene, both the small child and adult were in good condition thanks to the quick thinking of the unknown rescuer.

Police were impressed and so thankful there are people out in the world that will still stop and help others in need. If the Good Samaritan had not pulled the two from the burning vehicle, the outcome most likely would have been disastrous and fatal. A report about the accident is still underway by Shrewsbury police. To learn more about this story, please click here.

If you or a loved one were injured in a motor vehicle accident, the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth would like to hear from you. Please contact us today for a free consultation.

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