A dramatic video shows a FedEx driver bravely risking his own safety to rescue a man from a burning car — a lifesaving act that’s making headlines.
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Jonathan Rohrbach, 41, was driving his work vehicle in California Wednesday night, when he saw a car engulfed in flames on the side of the road.
Rohrbach pulled over and realized he was the first person on the scene. That’s when he also noticed there was someone inside, and took swift action, WLS-TV reported.
“I pulled over, grabbed my phone and the fire extinguisher in our trucks and ran back to the car,” Rohrbach told the outlet. “My first thought was, use a fire extinguisher and try to put out the fire the best I could.”
The extinguisher helped temper the fire — but then died. Rohrbach didn’t give up, though, with the FedEx driver pulling the man to safety and calling 911.
“By then, the fire had already started to build back up and the whole engine compartment was back on fire again,” Rohrbach told WLS-TV. “The car itself was starting to fill with smoke and everything.”
The FedEx driver even went back to the car to ensure no one else was trapped inside.
There were reportedly two explosions just minutes after he dragged the driver away. The victim, who sustained injuries, is expected to survive.
“He is lucky to be alive,” Rohrbach said.
Of course, it wasn’t luck that saved the man’s life; Rohrbach’s selfless actions — and his willingness to place himself in danger — ensured his survival.
Rohrbach doesn’t consider himself a hero, though others clearly disagree and are offering praise.
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