Samaritan Braves The Flames
POSTED: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 4:44pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 1:19am
Man pulls trucker from burning rig after crash.
Four people are recovering from injuries after a fiery four-vehicle crash in Camilla, Georgia.
Two semi-trucks collided and burst into flames, causing two other passenger vehicles to crash into them, adding to the pile up.
Then a passerby pulled over, got out and rescued two men from one of the flaming tractor trailers.
It's hard to believe the victims of this fiery crash survived. "I look at the people as being very fortunate," said Chief Bobby Beck of the Camilla Fire Department.
Camilla Police say truck driver Norman Larve of Tennessee was delivering chicken to the Equity Group Processing Plant on Highway 19.
"I don't know if fog played a part and he didn't see the semi headed north," said Vernon Nobles of the Camilla Police Department.
When he pulled out in front of a trailer bed carrying sod, the two collided and flames lit up the dark sky.
"Usually with something like this their comes a fatality," Beck said.
But this time no one died thanks to a man named Cory Jarvis of Moultrie.
Police say Jarvis, who works at the Equity Group, immediately got out of his car, ran toward the fire, and rescued William 'Ralph' Murphy Senior and William 'Cody' Murphy, Junior from the blazing cab.
The hero was burned and sent to the hospital along with the Murphys.
The woman the car, Lou Scott of Camilla, was also injured and taken to a hospital.
Police say charges are pending against the Tennessee driver, Norman Larve.