A heartbreaking video from St. Louis, Missouri, shows a man being pulled from a burning vehicle before it is completely engulfed in flames. The incident took place on Interstate-70, according to TMZ, when the Pontiac G6 sedan hit the concrete separator on the highway. The man who pulled the driver out of the vehicle was Antonio Morgan, who posted two videos of the incident on his Facebook page.
The first video shows Morgan rushing to get the driver to safety. However, he was still belted as he tried to free the driver. As the flames licked the windshield, a small explosion made Morgan stagger, but he managed to start removing the driver, Keilen Robinson, who had partially fallen out of the passenger door. Morgan returned, finally able to free Robinson and drag him away from the car.
Morgan says in his Facebook post that he drove past the car and saw the driver slump over the steering wheel, so he stopped to help. Another man was also helping with the rescue, which TMZ said to be called Johnny, who found and pulled a fire extinguisher to help keep the flames at bay which were leaping out of the engine compartment.
The second video, taken an unknown time after the first, shows the firefighters at the scene of the accident. However, the fire spread widely, appearing to engulf much of the sedan with black smoke billowing in the sky. The conclusion of the accident could have been much worse if Morgan and the other gentleman had not been able to remove Robinson from the vehicle. Fortunately, the driver suffered only a scratch on his finger.
It is not known how the fire started, although the car did not appear to be seriously damaged. Then again, fires after accidents are not uncommon, and there could be several reasons the Pontiac caught fire in this case. We are just happy that no one was seriously injured in this incident, which could have ended much more tragically.