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Amber Alert

Monday, March 17, 2008

Passing motorist saves truck driver from burning wreck

A 43-year-old truck driver was rescued from his burning vehicle by a passing motorist this morning after the tractor-trailer rig he was operating crashed into a large tree along Interstate 205 and burst into flames.

The driver suffered serious injuries, including second- and third-degree burns, but survived and was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital.

According to a news release, the driver tried to get out of the rig by himself after the crash but became entangled in his seat belt. But a passing motorist, as yet unidentified, rescued him as fire consumed the cab of the tractor, including the driver's seat.

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