Phillip E. Bass rescued Miranda L. McMillan from a runaway automobile, Chattahoochee, Florida, March 23, 1987. Miranda, 2, was alone in the front seat of a car which left the parking lot of a store and began to roll downhill on a highway. Bass, 26, merchant, ran from the store, caught up with the car, and grasped the handle of the driver’s door. The car, its speed increasing, pulled Bass along, but he managed to open the door. Unable to enter the fast-moving car, Bass turned its steering wheel, causing the car to strike a guardrail, which it mounted, and stop. Bass fell and slid along the pavement. He required treatment for cuts and bruises, from which he recovered.
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