Kalvin Kabinoff rescued Angelina M. Hutsell from burning, Ladue, Missouri, April 14, 2002. After a highway accident at night in which her car left the roadway, caught fire, and went down an embankment, Ms. Hutsell, 19, unconscious, lay extended through the window of the driver’s door, her head remaining inside the car. The passenger of one of the vehicles that stopped at the scene, Kabinoff, 52, physician recruiter, ran down the embankment to the car after seeing Ms. Hutsell there. Despite flames that issued high from the car and virtually engulfed it, he grasped Ms. Hutsell and started to pull her from the car. Finding a strap of her safety belt around her shoulder, Kabinoff removed the strap, then pulled Ms. Hutsell completely out. He rolled her on the ground to extinguish flames on her upper body, then dragged her up the embankment, receiving help from others. Ms. Hutsell required lengthy hospitalization for treatment of extensive burns, including third-degree, from which she eventually recovered. Kabinoff sustained a burn to his left wrist, from which he recovered, and he singed his eyebrows.
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