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Fiery crash on 95 in Richmond Hill
One man injured
Richmond Hill Fire Department firefighters extinguish the blaze that burned one of two cars involved in a crash around noon Saturday on I-95. The wreck is being iinvestigated by the Georgia State Patrol, but a Staten Island, N.Y. man apparently saved the life of the driver of the car that burst into flame by pulling the man from the car as it began to burn. Acosta suffered cuts from falling on a barbed wire fence near the car. - photo by Jeff Whitte

One man suffered minor injuries in a two-car crash around noon Saturday on I-95 in Richmond Hill. The wreck sent an SUV and Honda Civic off the interstate and caused the Civic involved to burst into flame, but not before the driver was rescued by Efrain Acosta of Staten Island, who saw the accident and stopped to help.

"By all means, (Acosta's) the hero of the day," said Richmond Hill Fire Department Capt. Andy Burriss, who was among the firefighters who responded to the accident. "He stopped to help, went down and broke the car window and got the guy out before the car fully ignited.  He's the reason (the driver) is headed to the hospital with minor injuries."

The driver of the SUV, a Hinesville woman, and her passenger, were unharmed. The Georgia State patrol is investigating the accident.


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