Michael F. Hahn helped to save Roger J. Steinbring, Jr., from burning, Shawano, Wisconsin, December 8, 2006. Steinbring, 32, was the driver of a pickup truck that, at night, left the highway, struck the rocky hillside adjoining it, and then, breaking into flame in its engine area, overturned onto its passenger side. He lay unconscious inside the cab, which had separated from the vehicle’s frame but lay close to it. Approaching on the same highway, Hahn, 38, delivery truck driver, stopped at the scene on seeing the burning wreckage. He proceeded to the cab, where he and another motorist together dislodged the windshield. Hahn then leaned through the windshield opening, grasped Steinbring, and pulled him partway out of the cab. As Steinbring’s legs were caught by the dashboard, the other motorist leaned through the windshield opening and freed them. The men then pulled Steinbring the remaining distance from the cab and dragged him away before flames grew to engulf its interior. Steinbring was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries, and Hahn was treated at the hospital for cuts to both hands and mild smoke inhalation. He recovered.
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