Gainesville Citizens Pull Man Out Of Burning Car


Two people pulled a man out of a burning car Thursday night following a crash, according to Gainesville Fire Rescue.

GFR responded to a call for a vehicle crash at about 11 p.m. at the 6300 block of Northwest 39th Avenue and found a sports car that had rolled several times before hitting a concrete power pole. David MacDonald and Kris Holt were driving by at the time of the crash and pulled the driver out as the car started to catch on fire.

“Once the flames started to reach the power lines, I assisted them to pull the patient away from the heat,” said Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joe Sperring in a written statement.

Sperring also said they performed CPR on the driver and were able to get him to start breathing again.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and the driver is in a critical condition at a local trauma center.

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