Jackson firefighter on his way home from work helps save man from burning Jeep


A Jackson firefighter has been hailed a hero after he helped rescue a man safely from a burning car after it crashed. on the way home, they discover the Jeep in which the men are trapped is on fire. It happened early Monday morning on Pearson Road near Whitfield, Pearl. The jeep burst into flames after a head-on collision with another car.” He jumped in the jeep to help, but saw the man still wearing his seatbelt. said Patton. Patton realized he didn’t have much time to get the man out of harm’s way. He “found that both of his legs were broken, so I finally untangled his legs and was able to pull them out.” But the man is still unclear. Patton said he and another bystander managed to get the injured man about 50 yards away from the jeep. ” said Patton. The man was taken by helicopter to a hospital where he was treated. Patton, who has worked as a firefighter for nearly 20 years, believes he was in the right place at the right time. Mr. Patton said he finished his work a little late. Had he been to work on time, he would have missed the trapped man and the outcome could have been very different.

Jackson firefighters have been hailed as heroes after helping to safely rescue a man from a burning car after a crash.

Veteran firefighter Tavaris Patton had just finished duty at Station 25 on Siwell Road and was on his way home to find the Jeep on fire with a man trapped inside. It happened early Monday morning on Pearson Road near Whitfield, Pearl. The Jeep burst into flames after colliding head-on with another car.

“When I jumped in the Jeep to help, the man was still wearing his seatbelt. He couldn’t react to anything, so it was tough,” Patton said.

Patton realized he didn’t have much time to get the man out of harm’s way.

“I reached out and started untangling his legs,” said Patton. was made.”

But the man was still unclear. Patton said he and another bystander were able to pull the injured man about 50 yards away from the Jeep.

“For his safety and ours, I’m having trouble getting behind the tree.

The man was taken by helicopter to a hospital where he was treated. Patton, who has worked as a firefighter for nearly 20 years, believes he was in the right place at the right time. Mr. Patton said he finished his work a little late. Had he been to work on time, he would have missed the trapped man and the outcome could have been very different.


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