Men Who Saved Woman From Flaming Wreck Say They Were Just Doing

Men Who Saved Woman From Flaming Wreck Say They Were Just Doing The Right Thing

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Mobile, AL - The men helping this woman to safety knew exactly what to do when they saw this wreck.

“We're all human beings and it could be someone in your family but it doesn't really matter because it is a human being,” says Darrell Allen.  They helped move this injured woman, named Morgan, several feet away from her damaged car just moments before it burst into flames.  In many car accidents the first people to respond are those nearby the ones who saw something or heard something but their heroism is rarely captured on camera. 

“I'm not trying to be a hero by any means because I’m just an everyday person but at the same time if I can help somebody I will,” says rescuer Mike Smith.  Most drivers kept going but these guys put their own safety aside to make sure Morgan was OK.

“I hope someone sees this and does the same thing next  time and thinks it's not that big a rush to get home,  home's still going to be waiting for you when you get  there,” says rescuer CJ Stokes.  When we posted this story to Facebook--most comments were about the bravery on display--and a few people wondered why Mike Smith kept the cigarette in his mouth.

“I just didn't think about it dropping it or putting it out you know which it wasn't lit but I didn't stop to think about it, I was just trying to help somebody,” says Smith.  A family member says Morgan was treated and released from Springhill Medical center Thursday night.  She suffered a broken ankle and other injuries but should be okay.

UPDATE: 10PM 1/17/14
Billy Lemmons e-mailed News 5 and identified himself as the fourth man in the video.  He's the man in the tie who helped Morgan to safety. He echos the comments of the other three men and wanted to commend the swiftness of emergency personel arriving shortly after the accident happened. 

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