Harold Leland Peace rescued Wayne W. Wofford, Jr., from a runaway automobile, North Apollo, Pennsylvania, August 10, 1981. Wayne, 4, was unattended in the front seat of an automobile that began to roll backward down Center Avenue. Peace, 34, a truck driver who was partially disabled, ran to the automobile and pulled Wayne through its driver’s window, which was open. Seconds after setting Wayne on the pavement, Peace was struck and knocked down by the automobile, which continued downhill and was stopped when it hit and demolished a parked vehicle. Peace was treated for brush burns and Wayne received minor injuries; both recovered.
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