William Norman Moreau rescued Tracy D. Grenier from burning, Waverley, Ontario, September 20, 1997. Ms. Grenier, 19, remained in the car in which she was a passenger after the car left the roadway at night, struck a stone monument, and broke into flame. Moreau, 28, business operator, drove upon the scene shortly and ran to the driver’s side of the burning car. Black smoke issued from the car, preventing Moreau from seeing inside. He leaned through the window of the driver’s door, then groped and found Ms. Grenier. He grasped her and pulled her, with difficulty, through the window, then patted out flames on her attire and dragged her away from the car. Moreau returned to the car to aid the three others inside, but he was driven back by intense flames which shortly engulfed the car. Ms. Grenier required lengthy hospitalization for severe burns and other injury. Moreau sustained burns, including second-degree, to his hands, requiring hospital treatment. He recovered.
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