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Officer saves man from fiery gas station crash
WHITE PLAINS, NY (WKRC) -- A terrifying scene at a New York gas station after a crash leads to a fiery explosion at the pumps.
In a blink of an eye, John Vescio, went from being a commuter to a rescuer. Vescio is an investigator with the New York State Police.
While filling up his unmarked state police car, a security camera at the station captures what happened next. A 69-year-old man who was driving into the station, apparently blacked out, slamming into the gas pump and cars stopped there, including Vescio's.
Vescio's training kicked in. He pulled the driver from the car as flames began to spread, saving the man's life. "You could see the way his legs were tucked under by the seat. His seatbelt was on. He was pretty much helpless."
Vescio has visited with the unidentified man, whom he saved.
It clearly could have ended a lot worse.
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