Trucker selflessly approaches blazing car, saves baby and grandma from the fiery wreckage
When a car t-boned a semi truck on I-10 in Biloxi, Mississippi, last Monday, it punctured the truck’s fuel tank, generating a massive fireball in a terrible accident that was captured on truck driver David Fredericksen’s dashcam.
Fredericksen and his passenger assumed any occupants of the car were probably dead, but he grabbed his fire extinguisher and sprung into action anyway.
Incredibly, both the grandmother driving the Lincoln Town Car and her 1-year-old granddaughter were still alive, but the grandmother had a broken leg and was unable to open her door.
Fredericksen suppressed the flames just long enough to open the passenger door and rescue the granddaughter while fellow passersby pulled the grandmother to safety. Shortly after, the car burst into flames, but incredibly, everyone involved in the horrific accident was alive…
Later, Fredericksen would say he doesn’t think he acted heroically. Of course, he’s absolutely wrong. He disregarded his own safety to save two people who were helpless to save themselves. He is, in fact, the definition of a hero. The world needs more people like him.