Chester H. Taylor helped to save William H. Homan from burning, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, October 15, 1981. When his tractor-trailer and another rig collided on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Homan lay with a broken hip in his cab, which lay near the truck’s burning chassis. As flames on the rig’s leaking fuel tanks grew, Taylor, 31, truck driver, ran to the cab and reached through the broken windshield to his waist. With help from another trucker who arrived, Taylor pulled Homan from the wreckage. They carried him to safety shortly before the fuel tanks exploded. Homan recovered from the broken hip and a serious head injury.
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