Shane Michael Garneau helped to save Jonathan D. Roark from burning, Dracut, Massachusetts, August 12, 2001. Roark, 28, was suspended by his safety belt in the driver’s seat of an inverted and burning car after an accident at night. Having witnessed the accident while walking nearby, Garneau, 18, landscaper, ran to a house at the scene and told a man there to call for help. Garneau then responded to the car and attempted to dislodge Roark from the wreckage. He was joined by the man from the house and, as fire conditions worsened, he and that man stood at the driver’s side of the car and worked to free Roark. Garneau lifted the car’s frame, which enabled the other man to pull Roark out. Roark walked away from the wreckage. He was not burned, but he required hospital treatment for injuries sustained in the accident. Garneau sustained minor cuts on his hands, and he recovered.
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