Roy G. Morris helped to save Jason E. Kinsel from burning, Valparaiso, Indiana, June 25, 1994. Kinsel, 22, was unconscious and trapped by wreckage in his burning car after a highway accident. An approaching motorist, Morris, 28, biomedical engineer, stopped and went to the passenger side of the car. He opened the door, entered, and attempted to remove Kinsel, but Kinsel was pinned against the steering wheel. Morris ran to the driver’s side of the car, where he leaned through the broken window and pulled the steering wheel away. He then freed one of Kinsel’s legs. Heat and spreading flames from the car’s engine compartment forced Morris away. He re-entered the car through its passenger side, freed Kinsel’s other leg, then pulled Kinsel toward him. Another man arrived and aided Morris in pulling Kinsel from the car, which was shortly engulfed in flames. Kinsel and Morris were taken to a hospital. Kinsel was detained there a week for treatment of severe injuries, and Morris was hospitalized four days for treatment of smoke inhalation, sprained muscles, and other injuries.
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