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‘The Moral High Ground’: Keena Williams, California Woman, Pulls Injured Driver From Burning Truck

October 24, 2011 by Brett Wilkins in The Moral High Ground with 1 Comment

A California woman is being hailed as a life-saver after pulling an injured driver from a burning truck on a San Francisco freeway.

According to KRON, Keena Williams was driving southbound with her 5-year-old daughter on highway 101 early Friday morning when she came upon an accident involving a cement truck and three other vehicles. The truck was on fire; Williams witnessed the driver collapse  just outside the vehicle, diesel fuel burning all around him.

“My first instinct was to run over there and put my arms under his arms and I dragged him all the way to my car,” Williams told KRON.

San Francisco Deputy Fire Chief Tom Siragusa says that probably saved his life.

“She made all the difference in the world because the truck driver was on the ground on the other side of the fire, so from our approach we had to extinguish the fire and probably wouldn’t have seen him on the ground if nobody else had stopped,” he said.

The driver was rushed to the hospital. There was one additional injury, but it could have been much worse.

Williams has been honored by both the San Francisco Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol. Mayor Ed Lee will reportedly do likewise.

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  1. MaryKayOctober 27, 2011 at 8:16 pmReply

    Awesome!

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