Law Offices of Mauro Fiore, Jr.
Call for a free consultation
Toll-free: 866-583-9564 Local: 626-593-9031
Se Habla Español
SE HABLA ESPAÑOL free consultation
Phone866-583-9564

Bystander pulls three people out of burning pickup

  • Rated By Super Lawyers | Mauro Fiore, Jr.| Selected in 2017 | Thomson Reuters
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles | CAALA
  • TLC Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities

A pickup truck with three people inside crashed in California and caught on fire. The wreck happened right around 5:45 a.m. on October 21. Fortunately for all involved, a man who was nearby heard the wreck, ran to the scene, and pulled all three people out of the vehicle. They all survived.

The Good Samaritan downplayed his role after the incident, saying: "I'm just glad I was there in a position to help out."

The man said he was asleep before 6:00 a.m. when the accident woke him up because the impact was so loud. He got out of bed and went into his backyard. He said he could hear the victims, and they sounded like they were "in distress." Then he saw the accident scene. By that time, he claimed that the truck's engine was burning up.

The Good Samaritan knew it was a devastating accident and worried about what he would find at the scene, but he ran over all the same. He found the three men still in the vehicle, one with his leg in the flames and yelling in pain. He pulled the victims out, one at a time, and got them away from the truck. By the time he had them out, the entire passenger compartment on the truck was engulfed in flames.

While one of the men in the truck did suffer injuries that are life-threatening, it seems clear that at least one could have died at the scene if not for the efforts of the man who came to their aid.

Life-altering vehicular accidents like these are not at all rare, but many people don't realize that they may be eligible to recover damages if they're injured in a one-car accident. Passengers are sometimes eligible if the vehicle's driver was negligent. The driver could also be eligible for compensation if, for example, the poor quality of the road or a mechanical failure in the vehicle contributed to the accident.

Have you been seriously injured in a car accident? If so, an attorney can help you understand whether or not you have a right to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Monrovia Office
136 E. Lemon Ave.
Fiore Legal Building
Monrovia, CA 91016

Toll Free: 866-583-9564
Phone: 626-593-9031
Monrovia Main Office Map

West Covina Office
1901 W. Pacific Ave.
Suite 260
West Covina, CA 91790

Toll Free: 866-583-9564
Phone: 626-593-9031
West Covina Law Office Map

Los Angeles Office
10866 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Toll Free: 866-583-9564
Phone: 626-593-9031
Los Angeles Law Office Map

Palm Desert Office
77564 Country Club Dr.
Suite 126
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Toll Free: 866-583-9564
Phone: 760-407-6780
Palm Desert Law Office Map