Heroic driver pulls grandmother, 1-year-old from flaming highway wreck

BILOXI, Miss. — A heroic truck driver ran toward a flaming car, pulling an injured woman and her 1-year-old granddaughter to safety after a violent collision.

David Fredericksen had his dash cam rolling on Aug. 11 along Interstate 10 in Biloxi, Miss. when a violent collision occurred right in front of him, auto blog Jalopnik reported.

Fredericksen exited his vehicle and, with a fire extinguisher in hand, doused the burning car and pulled the woman and her granddaughter to safety.

Both the woman and the baby reportedly survived, though the grandmother suffered a broken leg and other injuries, according to a caption accompanying the video on YouTube.

No one involved in the crash was identified.

The video’s timestamp reads “1/28/2013” but the caption accompanying the video clarifies that it is wrong at that the incident happened Aug. 11.


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