The driver of an 18-wheeler in Biloxi, Miss. saved a woman and her 1-year-old granddaughter last Monday after her Lincoln Towncar T-boned another 18-wheeler while attempting to merge on the I-10, causing a massive inferno with the two trapped inside.
David Fredericksen was listening to Fox News Channel and driving behind the two when he captured the wreck on his dashcam. He immediately grabbed his fire extinguisher and rushed over to the inflamed vehicle. The woman, who suffered a broken leg, was attempting to kick the jammed car door open when Fredericksen arrived and pulled the two from the burning car.
His son uploaded the video of the crash with a description of the wreck to YouTube, saying “thankfully [his] father had the presence of mind, bravery, and forethought of carrying a fire extinguisher, to be the first person on scene to risk his own life in order to possibly save another and to inspire others and lead them into taking action.”
Both made it out relatively unharmed, with only the grandmother sustaining a broken leg. The son said his father was surprised that he was the “first on there” while other drivers remained in their cars.
“It takes a huge amount of bravery to be the first to lend a hand.”