Lester L. Skidmore saved Donald Kyle, aged four, from being struck by a racing car, Emory, Texas, September 1, 1967. At an automobile racetrack, Donald, 4, strayed to near a steel guardrail at a curve in the track. One of the racing cars went into a spin and skidded toward the rail in the area where Donald was standing. Skidmore, 52, deputy sheriff, ran 18 feet to Donald, reaching him when the car was about 10 feet from them. Skidmore thrust Donald away as the car crashed into the guardrail. The impact separated a lateral extension of the rail and thrust the end of it against Skidmore’s thigh, fracturing the thigh bone. Donald was uninjured. Skidmore recovered after hospitalization.
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