Donald L. Galloway helped to save Kerry A. Wagner from burning, Moscow, Idaho, June 27, 2010. Trapped by wreckage, Wagner, 51, was unconscious in the driver’s seat of his pickup truck after a highway accident in which the truck collided head on with another pickup. The two vehicles came to a stop upright, parallel to each other, and only about five feet apart. Flames broke out at the front of the other pickup, the driver of which died in the accident. Motorists, including Galloway, 44, utility company foreman, stopped at the scene. He responded to the vehicles, going between them, as another man who had arrived entered the front passenger door of Wagner’s truck and moved part of the wreckage away to free him. Flames by then issued from the front of Wagner’s truck, and the heat between the vehicles was intense. With Wagner freed, Galloway and a third man who had arrived leaned into the pickup, grasped him, and with the first rescuer pulled him out of the truck. They carried him to safety within minutes of flames engulfing both pickups. Although spared from burning, Wagner suffered multiple injuries in the collision, requiring hospitalization and surgery. He recovered. Galloway recovered from a minor burn to his face.
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