Ronnie Lee Moore, Jr., helped to rescue Deborah A. Johns from burning, Waverly, Georgia, October 10, 2013. Johns, 47, was trapped inside her car after a nighttime accident in which the vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree head on, and broke into flames at its front end. Moore, 42, machinist, was driving on the same highway and came upon the scene. Responding to the burning car, he tried to open its doors but was not successful. He then flagged down another motorist, who used his fire extinguisher against the flames. With flames persisting, and growing, Moore and the other motorist worked to open the driver’s door, bending down its window frame. Although flames by then were spreading inside the car, to its dashboard and headliner, Moore leaned through the window opening to his waist and grasped Johns under her arms. He began to pull her from the vehicle but found that her legs were trapped in the wreckage. The other motorist extended his upper body through the window opening into the car and freed her legs. The men then removed Johns completely from the car and carried her to safety as flames continued to grow, soon to engulf the vehicle. Johns required hospital treatment for extensive injuries, including minor burns.
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