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(WKRN)   Man runs across five lanes of heavy traffic to pull trapped woman from burning car at gas station   ( divider line
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18397 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jul 2004 at 10:15 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-07-28 10:54:19 AM  
Was she at least hittable? Did he get tang? What about panty sniffage? Those are the questions americans want answers too.
2004-07-28 10:55:53 AM  
In my day you had to run across 10 lanes of traffic uphill barefooted in the freezing snow, just to get to the bus to take you to the lady burning.
2004-07-28 10:57:16 AM

Hollea is white, 24, average, still no picture of the hero age 18.

Hollea was hit by Arkamae age 50.

Hollea/Arkamae curious names.
2004-07-28 10:57:23 AM  
was it carl lewis?
2004-07-28 10:57:42 AM  
Part of me wonders where the gas station attendant was, and if there were any other people at the gas station. But good for that guy. Sounds like he has a pair, possibly brass, definitely some sort of metal alloy.

Also, about the "God spared me for a reason" people. Has any news organization gone back to some of the people who've uttered this line to find out what these chosen people have done with the time given to them? What have they done with their lives after the horrible thing they survived? I think it would be interesting to find out.
2004-07-28 10:59:31 AM  
Now that is a true hero. He put his own life at risk to save another.
2004-07-28 11:04:31 AM  
How stupid is the use of the Hero tag these days?!!!

This asshat gets it for virtually nothing while there are people all over the place doing things such as:-
1. Saying nasty things about other people
2. Doing their job
3. Over reacting (possibly in a violent way) to minor situations
4. Making list of people who deserve HERO tags

And yet this guy gets a hero tag!!! I'm disgusted
2004-07-28 11:07:28 AM  
From world citizen's link:

"(Madrie) pulled the door off the hinges and got me out. About 10 seconds after he got me out, my whole car went into flames," said Battles.

Holy fark.
2004-07-28 11:07:50 AM  
I was hit by a drunk driver fourteen years ago while driving home to my parent's house. At the moment I knew the accident was inevitable (she was coming towards me, 6 feet over the yellow line and I had no where to go) I knew I was going to die, and all I could do was pray it didn't hurt. Miraculously, I ended up in a ditch across the road. It took me twenty minutes before I could move - the shock to my body was that bad.

Its very likely that this girl couldn't move at first because of the shock of the impact. Think, yes. Move, no. That, and its easier to open a car door that's even slightly jammed from the outside than the inside. Leverage, physics, and all that.
2004-07-28 11:10:18 AM  
Kudos to the guy that did this.

And I've finally figured out the usefulness of that "EMERGENCY PUMP SHUT-OFF SWITCH" which is what I'm sure the firefighters used. All they had to do was push a button; he ran through traffic and into fire to save the woman. Definitely "hero" worthy.
2004-07-28 11:22:32 AM  
Good to see that people have figured out how to properly use the Hero tag. I thought that the Ironic tag was the big trouble maker here on Fark. Who knew?

Awww, come on! That slab of granite they put in the WTC hole was SO a hero! Did you see the way it just sat there? Being a slab of farking granite? So heroic; a beacon unto others!
2004-07-28 11:35:08 AM  
Seriously folks, I'm a cynical bastard, but you've got to give this guy his props. He ran across a fricken highway to save someone from a burning car at a gas station. My hat is off to him - I say he gets 10 minutes with Lindsay Lohan.
2004-07-28 11:37:16 AM  
I bet she was blonde and didn't know how roll down a window and crawl out!!!!!!!
2004-07-28 11:37:29 AM  
2004-07-28 11:37:53 AM  
the guy was obviously hoping he would be injured int he process so that he could claim disability.

can't believe you people are falling for his scam.
2004-07-28 11:44:03 AM  
TennesseeTuxedo: Part of me wonders where the gas station attendant was, and if there were any other people at the gas station.

You mean like the people she hit in the first place.

You'd think they'd be after her ass for the insurance.

Also, as for the atendant, I'm thinking the gas station might have been closed at the time. She "collided" with another vehicle (presumably on the street) and then veered into the gas station.
2004-07-28 11:47:56 AM  
I had a friend who did something similar, along with a few other people. He got killed when an 18-wheeler slammed into the overturned car they were trying to get a woman out of.

The Brain
2004-07-28 11:47:58 AM  
All posters above me SUCK! I hope your trapped in a burning car. I'll sit there and watch you screem as your flesh melts off before i would help one of you!!..

This man is a hero and a stud!! Well done I say.

the rest of you burn...
2004-07-28 11:52:36 AM  
yyrkoon: And we all hope you will some day learn the difference between your and you're.
2004-07-28 11:54:53 AM  
It taste like burning.
2004-07-28 12:02:35 PM  
Alex Chilton

Seriously folks, I'm a cynical bastard, but you've got to give this guy his props. He ran across a fricken highway to save someone from a burning car at a gas station. My hat is off to him - I say he gets 10 minutes with Lindsay Lohan.

but what are they going to do for the other 8 minutes, he is only 18, after all. JK. This kid is a hero, lordargent someone else hit this woman and bounced her into the gas pumps.
2004-07-28 12:02:41 PM  
I think you guys are confusing this with an episode of Smallville.
2004-07-28 12:04:06 PM  
Alex Chilton

I agree if Fez from That 70's Show can nail Lindsay Lohan, I think anybody is qualified for 10 minutes with that skank.
2004-07-28 12:12:56 PM  
I would not hit it. I would only cross 1 lane of a moderately travelled avenue to pull it out of a burning car.
2004-07-28 12:30:52 PM  
frogger surrenders?
2004-07-28 12:34:40 PM  

Sorry English is my third language. However I was once told insulting grammar is the lowest of insults for the masses.

ps how many languages do you know again :)
pss your an asshat
2004-07-28 12:54:54 PM  
A few years ago, my mom was in a horrible car accident that ended with her trapped in her burning car. There are three reasons she is alive today:

1. A bunch of random ordinary people made heroes out of themselves, including a guy who ran out of his house and stood in front of a burning car using only a household fire extinguisher to keep the flames away from my mom, until the firemen got there with the equipment to put the fire out for real.

2. And speaking of firemen... Although my mom was in an area with a lot of empty rural roads, the accident happened across the street from the local volunteer fire brigade. Definitely one of those one-in-a-million miracles--I don't know how long that kitchen fire extinguisher would have kept her alive if the firemen hadn't been so near by. (Needless to say, firemen=heroes in my book.)

3. My mom was wearing a seat belt. If she hadn't buckled up, I'm pretty sure she would have been killed instantly, and all the heroism in the world couldn't have brought her back.
2004-07-28 12:59:03 PM  
Heh, this guy was one car away from getting a Dumbass tag.
2004-07-28 01:08:03 PM  
It's certainly more heroic then falling down a hole.
2004-07-28 01:21:01 PM  
Well said!!! The grammar nazis are the most obnoxious assholes on fark
And that's saying a LOT!!
2004-07-28 01:24:19 PM  
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Did this movie pop into anyone else's mind?
2004-07-28 01:26:22 PM  
Damn, third time in a couple of weeks an area near my hometown has been on Fark.
2004-07-28 01:27:42 PM  
yyrkoon: church of whatshername?

/i hope your loved ones get shot on a regular basis
2004-07-28 02:46:20 PM  
I'd hit Hollea, and then I'd let him hit Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton and one Olsen twin.
2004-07-28 02:46:26 PM  
Yessir, it takes a true hero to risk the lives of dozens of people in a multiple vehicle pileup, dashing through heavy highway traffic to save someone who might still be alive in a burning car...

But - as some astute farker observed already - no one on the highway bothered to stop and help, so screw 'em all.

Nicely done, Mr. Madrie.
2004-07-28 02:56:31 PM  
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2004-07-28 03:05:51 PM  
The car, the car, the car is on fire.
We don't need no water, let the mutha-farker burn.
Burn, mutha-farker, Burn!
2004-07-28 03:22:59 PM  
This is NOTHING -- this one time, at Taco Bell, why I...

/seriously, hero.
2004-07-28 07:41:58 PM  
"Cheech, what the hell happened to your clothes"
"Ummm, well, I was on my way to work today, and uhhh, there was this building that was on fire, so I ran inside to save a burning baby, I ran up about five or six steps and when I came out I had burning baby all over me, and that's what happened to my clothes, I'm serious."
2004-07-29 12:58:10 AM  
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Five lanes of traffic?
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