Clyde Tackett saved William R. Good from burning, New Miami, Ohio, August 30, 1972. At night a station wagon driven by Good, 32, crashed into a tree near the home of Tackett, 55, heavy equipment operator; and flames broke out at the rear end of the vehicle. Tackett, who had a cardiac condition, ran barefooted to the wrecked automobile. As flames rose 12 feet at the rear of the station wagon, Tackett opened the front door, extended his upper body inside, and grasped Good. When he tried to pull Good out, Tackett found the former’s foot was caught. Tackett freed Good by jerking forcibly on him; and he then pulled Good from the automobile, which soon afterward was filled with flames. Good, who was not burned, recovered from his injuries.
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