Roger Davis saved an indeterminate number of persons from being struck by a runaway wheel, Macon, Georgia, July 19, 1997. More than 40 persons, including about 15 young children, were attending a party on the lawn of a private residence. One of the guests, Davis, 21, college student, was standing near a group of the children, who were seated on a blanket. A truck pulling a 40-foot flatbed trailer was driving past the scene when one of the trailer’s wheels became disconnected and started to bounce and roll down the sloping yard in which the party was taking place. Davis saw the wheel and, realizing that it was headed toward the children, stepped into its path and crouched in blocking stance. The wheel struck him, forcing him backward and to the ground, then veered aside and overturned. Davis stood and jumped on the wheel to stop it. Davis required hospital treatment for abrasions to his neck and hand, and he recovered.
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