Roger Philip Dorcy attempted to save one or more children from being struck by an automobile, Butler, Pennsylvania, November 22, 1934. While driving an autotruck up a steeply sIoping street, Dorcy, 24, truck driver, noted a coupe automobile without a driver moving down the slope. Thinking of many school children he had observed approaching the street on a cross street, Dorcy stopped his autotruck and got out. He ran 15 feet to the approaching automobile, which was moving at a speed of 15 m.p.h., stepped on the running board, and took hold of the handle of the door. He intended to reach through the window, which he found closed, or to open the door, but the automobile quickly swerved, and Dorcy lost his balance and fell to the street. He still held to the handle of the door and was dragged five feet in a half-reclining position. The automobile then stopped suddenly with its bumper against the running board of the autotruck. Dorcy’s legs were pinned between a wheel of the autotruck and a fender of the automobile. He sustained deep lacerations of both legs and a fractured wrist and was totally disabled for seven and a half weeks.
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