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Off-duty EMT Saves Woman from Burning Car

— After woman crashes car into back of propane truck.

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. — An off-duty EMT rescued a woman from a burning car after she crashed into the back of a propane truck.

WAPT reported that EMT, Jim White, helped pull the female driver, who was trapped inside the burning car, to safety.

The driver of a 2015 Chrysler 200 swerved in an effort to avoid hitting a propane truck, but apparently hit the back of the truck, causing the car to catch fire, according to the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.

“She tried to go around him but she ran into the gas truck and it immediately caught on fire. We ran to her, got her out of the car, stabilized her and moved her away from the vehicle,” said EMT White.

Hinds County officials said deputies were able to fight the fire with fire extinguishers until fire personnel made it to the scene.

The woman and the driver of the propane truck were both transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The woman was listed in serious condition. The other driver’s condition was not known.

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Troy Shaffer
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