Orlando N. Jones helped to save Stephen L. Horner, Jr., from burning, Roseboro, North Carolina, November 22, 2003. Horner, 24, was trapped in the wreckage of his car after a highway accident involving five vehicles, four of which, including Horner’s, caught fire. He lay across the front seat, his legs pinned on the driver’s side, as flames issued from the engine area of his car. Jones, 43, contractor, witnessed the accident as he approached the scene. He stopped there and approached the passenger side of Horner’s car, joining another motorist who had responded. Jones and the other man reached through the opened passenger door, grasped Horner, and pulled on him, freeing him. They removed Horner from the car and dragged him away less than a minute before flames virtually engulfed the car. Horner required hospitalization for his injuries, and Jones aggravated a knee condition. The two occupants of one of the other involved cars died at the scene.
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