Video shows off-duty Army captain rescue couple trapped in burning car
theGRIO REPORT - This week, Army Captain Steve Voglezon is being called a hero for pulling a trapped couple to safety after coming across a fiery car wreckage
This week, Army Captain Steve Voglezon is being called a hero for pulling a trapped couple to safety after coming across a fiery car wreckage.
According to WNCN, William Thompson, 67, was driving his wife, Kathleen, 63, through Chatham County, North Carolina, on Sunday afternoon when another driver, Mark Ricketts, 59, crossed into their lane, smashed into their Acura sedan head-on and flipped his silver Chrysler SUV.
Both vehicles went up in flames.
Luckily, Captain Voglezon — who was fatefully wearing a “Captain America” T-shirt — drove past the scene while headed to the mall with his girlfriend and ran to help.
Watch the incredible moment below:
Good Morning America interviewed Cpt. Voglezon, link below:
Video taken by a witness shows Voglezon grab a fire extinguisher and use it to smash the windows of the couple’s car before pulling out Mr. Thompson and dragging him to a safe distance away from the fire. He then returns to the wreckage to do the same for Thompson’s wife.
“Had I not been a soldier I would not have known what to do,” he told ABC News. “The Army has helped a lot.”
Check out Good Morning America’s coverage of the story below.