‘True bravery’: Humble hero saves man from burning car
A humble hero who saved a man from a fiery crash in the Hunter region has been praised by first responders for his courage.
Tim Brown jumped straight into action when he dragged a man from a burning car at Heatherbrae back in June.
“I saw the tail lights of a car … and the car hit driver’s side first into a telegraph pole, and it trapped the driver,” he told Jim Wilson.
“Immediately after it hit the power lines … the car started to burn under the driver’s side.”
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Paramedic Callum Brownlee said it was an intense scene to be confronted with.
“When we arrived, Tim was being assisted by the firies – he had copped quite a fair bit of smoke,” he said.
Paramedic Jamie Warhurst said it was remarkable.
“This is a prime example of true bravery,” she said.