Evan Bradley Morris saved Claudine Fiore from burning, Powhatan, Virginia, September 27, 1998. Ms. Fiore, 24, was the driver of a car that, in a highway accident, struck a pickup truck head on, then left the roadway and caught fire in the engine area. The driver of the pickup, Morris, 23, civil engineer, was injured in the accident and rendered unconscious briefly. After he revived, Morris, with difficulty, left his truck and approached the burning car, in which Ms. Fiore lay unconscious in the front-seat area. He opened the driver’s door and extended his upper body into the car. After releasing Ms. Fiore’s safety belt, Morris grasped her, and, cradling her, removed her from the vehicle and carried her to a point of safety across the highway. Flames on the car grew and soon engulfed it. Ms. Fiore and Morris were taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash, and Morris required surgery to his shoulder, which sustained significant injury at some point during the incident.
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