FAIRVIEW, N.C. — Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., 32-year-old Adam Shelton fell asleep behind the wheel of his red truck, while he was driving on Cane Creek Road in Fairview, according to WLOS.
Seconds later, he found himself trapped in his truck in a ditch. The gas tank had ruptured, and the truck was on fire.
Two Fairview volunteer firefighters, Daniel Burcham and Dustin Buckner, were driving by. They stopped and risked their own lives to pull Shelton out of his burning truck.
Dan Turner was a witness and also helped with the rescue.
“The two guys jumped out, and I jumped out of my car,” Turner said.
“It would have been a bad scenario if we hadn’t gotten here when we did,” Burcham said.
“This message is for all Fairview Fire Department people that responded to the car accident I was in yesterday,” Shelton said from his hospital bed at Mission. “I want to thank each and every one of you all for responding in the manner that you did.”
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