Robert L. Pryor helped attempt to save Deborah C. Whiteman from being struck by a moving vehicle, Wiley Ford, West Virginia, January 14, 2004. Whiteman, 50, was trapped inside her pickup truck, which overturned onto its passenger side during a skidding accident on a snowy night. The truck lay partially on one of the highway lanes. Driving on the same highway, Pryor, 66, retired manager, came upon the scene. He went to the underside of the truck and opened its driver’s door. Another motorist also stopped at the scene, and he responded to the opposite side of the truck, at its roof. As the men worked to free Whiteman, who emerged head first through the driver’s doorway, a rollback truck approached in the same lane. Pryor shouted a warning, then dived to the side of the highway. The rollback truck struck Whiteman’s pickup, knocking it onto its roof. Whiteman was aided from the wreckage and taken to the hospital, where she was treated for bruises, and Pryor sustained a sprained hand and arm. They recovered. The other motorist was seriously injured in the accident and required hospitalization.
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