Abels & Annes

City of Chicago worker becomes hero after rescuing driver from burning car

Daniel Green, a 36-year-old emergency crew dispatcher for the Department of Water Management became a hero on Sunday night after rescuing someone from a burning car after witnessing a single vehicle Chicago car accident, according to WGN news. Just before 11 PM Green was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Pershing Road and Western Avenue when a northbound pickup truck crashed into a support beam for railroad tracks overhead. After impact, the truck became engulfed in flames.

The City of Chicago worker and another bystander immediately rushed to rescue the driver of the pickup truck . They had to force the driver side door open and carry the unconscious driver away from the vehicle and wait for paramedics to arrive. by the time the car door was opened, several other good Samaritans arrived to help.

Green thought the driver would have died if they didn’t get them out of the vehicle. Police officers that responded to the accident stated the driver was semi conscious when he was taken away by ambulance to Mount Sinai Hospital. He is reportedly in stable condition.

The other rescuers were not named in the article.

Click here to read the story reported in the Southtown Star.