Harold Shaw helped to save Crystal G. Roup from burning, Uhrichsville, Ohio, September 27, 2016. At night in a rural area, Roup, 32, was the driver of a pickup truck that left the highway at a curve, struck a utility pole, and came to a stop on the road, between two houses. There was heavy damage to the front end and the driver’s door; fire broke out under the hood. Roup, whose lower body was trapped on the driver’s side, screamed for help. A nearby resident, Shaw, 68, retired mechanic, responded to the scene, where his neighbor already had opened the passenger-side door and pulled Roup’s torso into the passenger seat. Informed that Roup’s legs still were stuck, Shaw entered the truck and reached to the driver’s side floor to free her feet from the pedals. He then moved the steering wheel, further freeing Roup, as the neighbor pulled her from the truck. Shaw and the neighbor dragged her into the grass before flames increased to engulf the truck. Roup was hospitalized for minor injuries but was not burned. Shaw suffered minor cuts to his fingers.
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