Shane M. Robinson saved Alyssa M. Hovinetz and Jeffrey W. Burgos II from burning, Huntington Township, Ohio, September 2, 2013. Hovinetz, 24, and Burgos, 23, were occupants of a sedan that left the road, struck a concrete culvert, and broke into flames at its front end. Incapacitated, they were trapped in the vehicle, in the front passenger seat. Traveling on the same road, Robinson, 23, trash collector, came upon the scene and stopped. He immediately ran to the burning car and attempted to open its driver’s door and then break out its window but was unsuccessful. Robinson went to the front passenger door, removed pieces of broken glass from that window, and bent the top of the door frame down to enlarge the opening. Despite flames entering the passenger compartment from the dashboard, he reached into the vehicle, grasped Hovinetz, who was unconscious, and, cradling her, pulled her out and carried her to safety. Robinson ran back to the car, reached inside again despite growing flames there, and pulled Burgos out. As Burgos outweighed him, Robinson lowered Burgos to the ground, grasped him about the arms, and dragged him to safety, flames soon growing to engulf the vehicle. Hovinetz and Burgos were hospitalized for treatment of extensive injuries, but they were not burned.
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