Bonita Olive Wilson helped to save John D. Hoyt from burning, Seligman, Arizona, October 3, 1982. Following an accident which set the exposed engine area of his police cruiser aflame, Hoyt, 28, sat injured and stunned in the driver’s seat. Mrs. Wilson, 52, housewife, climbed onto the cruiser and partially entered it through its windshield opening to free Hoyt from his seat belt. Worsening conditions forced Mrs. Wilson out of the cruiser. She then went to its driver’s side and, reaching through the windshield opening again, assisted her husband, who was on the cruiser’s roof, in pulling Hoyt out of the car. They then took Hoyt back across the roof of the car and dragged him to safety as flames engulfed the car and set off ammunition stored inside. Hoyt recovered from his injuries, and Mrs. Wilson and her husband recovered from burns they received.
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