Alan A. Daugevelo saved Nicholas and Jean V. Nidoh from burning, Simpson, Pennsylvania, August 22, 1982. When their car and a pickup truck were involved in a head-on collision, Nidoh, 58, and his wife, 53, were trapped in the front seat of the car. Flames from the exploding truck spread quickly to the car’s hood. Daugevelo, 25, surveyor’s assistant, crawled into the back-seat area of the car through its passenger door and pulled the front seat away from the Nidohs, freeing them. As flames entered the car from under the dash, Daugevelo pulled Mrs. Nidoh from the passenger side and dragged her away. He then used a hammer to pry open the driver’s door, after which he removed Nidoh. Mrs. Nidoh recovered from serious injuries after a lengthy hospital stay; her husband died from his injuries.
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