A car accident resulted in a hero mission from five bystanders in Kennewick last week. Pasco Police and Washington State Patrol say an elderly man from Kennewick became confused while driving. The elderly man crashed his car into the fence along the highway. His car then got stuck in the weeds causing a brush fire on Highway 12. Several other vehicles noticed the brush fire and stopped to help. They noticed the man still conscious but stuck in the burning car. One of the drivers that stopped grabbed a hammer from his car and broke the window so the elderly man could escape. The five heroes then pulled the elderly man across the street away from the burning car. It was fortunate these other drivers were able to pull him out. Had they not stopped the elderly man would have been burned alive before fire crews could get to the scene of the accident. The elderly man was taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated but appeared uninjured.
If Your Car Catches Fire After a Car Accident
In the event that the vehicle you are driving catches fire, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- Find a safe place to pull over and stop immediately.
- Turn off the engine.
- Get out! Remove yourself and all passengers out of the vehicle.
- Move far away from the vehicle and stay away.
- Call 9-1-1 to report the incident.
- Stay out of the way of moving traffic.
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