Fred Leighton Green rescued Megan and Jacob French from a runaway vehicle, Durham, New Hampshire, August 9, 1982. Megan, 4, and Jacob, 7, were in a van that began to drift backward on a sloping street. Green, 73, retired businessman, opened the van’s driver’s door, grabbed the steering wheel, and attempted to engage the emergency brake. As the van picked up speed, Green fell to the pavement. The van stopped after striking and severely injuring Green’s ankle. The children were not hurt. Following extensive hospitalization, Green was left with permanent partial immobility in his ankle.
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