Hero pulls driver from truck in horrible crash in Marion County, truck catches fire

Hero pulls driver from truck in horrible crash in Marion County, truck catches fire
Truck catches fire after crash on Highway 22 in Hamilton (Source: SOURCE: WBRC)

MARION COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Witnesses said a hero saved a driver who lost his arm after a fiery truck crash on Highway 22 in Hamilton in Marion County.

State troopers say a truck carrying a load of live catfish hit an 18-wheeler late Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses said the driver of the truck was pulled to safety by a Good Samaritan just minutes before the truck burst into flames.

Witnesses said the driver lost his left arm, and blood was everywhere. The hero tied a tourniquet with his belt around the driver’s left arm until first responders could take over.

Truck catches fire after crash on Highway 22 in Hamilton
Truck catches fire after crash on Highway 22 in Hamilton (Source: SOURCE: WBRC)

The driver was taken to a hospital in Tupelo, Miss. with serious injuries.

The driver of the other truck and the hero were not hurt.

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