John Arthur Mizener helped to save Ellen L. Toalston from burning, Orrville, Ohio, January 5, 1990. Mrs. Toalston, 37, was unconscious in the passenger seat of a burning car after a highway accident. Driving nearby, Mizener, 40, engineering manager, stopped at the scene and ran to the car, the rear and rear interior of which were aflame. Despite the blistering heat, Mizener and another man who had arrived extended their upper bodies through the open window of the passenger door and started to remove Mrs. Toalston, but an explosion, thought to be a tire, forced them to withdraw. Flames increasing, Mizener and the other man again partially entered the car, grasped Mrs. Toalston, and removed her. They dragged her to safety shortly before the car was engulfed in flames. Mrs. Toalston was hospitalized one week for bruises. Mizener sustained minor burns to his face and lacerations to his hands and wrists, and he recovered.
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