Sidney R. Davis saved Richard F. Lund from burning, Richmond, Utah, August 15, 1997. Lund, 51, remained in the cab of his tractor-trailer after a highway accident in which the vehicle, including a tank containing 7,900 gallons of gasoline, overturned onto its passenger side and caught fire. Driving behind Lund, Davis, 32, recreation guide, saw the accident and stopped at the scene. When he did not see a driver emerge from the wreckage, Davis ran to the cab, where flames issuing from the burning tank extended overhead. Davis grasped the bottom half of the windshield and pulled while Lund, who had dropped to the passenger side of the cab, kicked at it. The bottom half of the windshield thus dislodged, Davis reached through the opening, grasped Lund, and removed him from the cab. He assisted Lund to a point of safety as the flames on the vehicle quickly intensified and engulfed, then destroyed, it. Lund required hospital treatment for minor injury sustained in the accident. Davis recovered from inhaling smoke and blistering his forehead.
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