Nicholas P. Provost helped to save Anne E. Veler from burning, Leavenworth, Washington, October 26, 1985 . Anne, 2, was strapped Into a child’s safety seat in a subcompact car, the front end of which was enveloped by flames after a fatal accident involving another car, which also was aflame. Provost, 38, pharmacist, traveling nearby with his brother, stopped at the scene. Unable to open the subcompact’s doors because of the flames, Provost and his brother pulled the car away from the other one. Provost then threw a rock through the rear passenger window, which enabled him and his brother to unlock and open the passenger door. With flames entering the car, Provost and his brother worked Anne free of her safety seat and pulled her from the car moments before its fuel tank exploded, knocking Provost down. Anne recovered from a head injury.
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