Ricardo Narvaez rescued Amy M. Andujar from burning, Arlington, Texas, June 28, 1990. Unconscious, Amy, 12, was on the floor in the passenger- seat area of a pickup truck that caught fire following a two-vehicle accident. The other vehicle, also a pickup, lay on its side, aflame, a short distance away. Working nearby, Narvaez, 29, landscape laborer, went to the scene after witnessing the accident. Despite growing flames on both vehicles and blistering heat, Narvaez approached the passenger side of the pickup containing Amy, opened the door, and reached inside for her. Flames had by then entered the cab. Narvaez grasped Amy and pulled her from the pickup, then helped to carry her away shortly before both trucks were engulfed in flame. Amy required extensive hospitalization for severe burns and other injuries.
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