Troy Wayne Rogers helped to rescue Troy A. McKnight from burning, Burleson, Texas, November 17, 1998. Following a highway accident, McKnight, 39, lay unconscious in the cab of a pickup truck that had overturned onto its passenger side and caught fire. The accident was discovered by a man who then attempted to gain entry to the truck by striking the windshield. Working nearby, Rogers, 33, carpenter, heard that man screaming. Rogers ran to the scene and, kicking and punching the windshield, gained access to the cab, into which flames had spread and were growing. Rogers partially entered the cab, patted out some flames on McKnight’s attire, then grasped him and began to pull him from the truck. The other man also seized McKnight, who was aflame, and together the men removed him. They took McKnight away from the truck, the cab of which was shortly engulfed by flame, and extinguished the flames on his clothing. McKnight was hospitalized for treatment of serious burns and other injury. Rogers required hospital treatment for second-degree burns to his hands and abrasions.
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