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Video: Off-Duty Cop Runs Toward The Flames, Pulls Driver From Exploding Vehicle

June 13, 2014

As he filled his gas tank, off-duty New York police investigator John Vescio heard the sound of an approaching vehicle, then it hit him. Not quite literally, but the car with an unconscious driver knocked over the gas pump Vescio was using, igniting a vehicle fire.

Fleeing the crash on foot, Vescio realized that the flames meant danger for others, and he ran back toward them. He pulled the unconscious driver free with just seconds to spare from the soon exploding vehicle, as the gas station burst into a fireball.