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US News Hero lorry driver who pulled woman from burning car gets award

13:41  16 january  2020
13:41  16 january  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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A lorry driver who pulled a woman from a burning car moments before it exploded has been given a bravery award . John Rastrick, 65, was driving In recognition of his life-saving actions, the crew who attended the scene presented him with an East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) Bravery Award .

A lorry driver who pulled a woman from a burning car moments before it exploded has been given a bravery award . John Rastrick, 65, was driving his In recognition of Mr Rastrick's life-saving actions, the crew who attended the scene presented him with an East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS)

Watch: Lorry driver pulls woman from burning car (Sky)

A lorry driver has been given a bravery award for pulling a woman from a burning car just seconds before it exploded.

Pari Mistry, 27, was trapped inside her car after a crash on the M1 motorway in January 2019.

She was in a state of shock as flames engulfed the vehicle, which was moments away from being completely destroyed, when John Rastrick intervened.

a group of people posing for the camera: John Rastrick (centre left) and Pari Mistry (centre right) with the paramedics who attended. Pic: East Midlands Ambulance Service © Other John Rastrick (centre left) and Pari Mistry (centre right) with the paramedics who attended. Pic: East Midlands Ambulance Service

The accident had happened in front of him and he quickly leapt from his cab and ran towards the car when he saw the fire start.

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John Rastrick carried Pari Mistry from her burning car moments before it exploded on the M1. Media captionFootage from John Rastrick's dashcam shows him and other motorists carrying Pari Mistry to safety. A lorry driver who pulled a woman from a burning car seconds before it exploded is to

A lorry driver has been hailed as a hero after saving the life of another driver whose car had dramatically burst into flames on the M1 motorway. Following a collision, Pari Mistry's car burst into flames with the

Mr Rastrick, 65, from Chesterfield, said: "I saw her car spin two or three times when another car collided with her, and her vehicle immediately set on fire.

The crash happened on the M1 on 17 January last year © Other The crash happened on the M1 on 17 January last year

"I just knew at that moment that there was no-one else around to help and I had to do what was right."

The car exploded 29 seconds after he dragged Ms Mistry away with the help of other drivers.

She was taken to hospital and spent four days in a critical care unit with a skull fracture.

a blurry image of a person: Crash © Other Crash Ms Mistry had an eight-hour operation and had to learn to walk and talk again, but is now on the road to recovery and has met the man who saved her life.

She said: "I don't remember much from the incident, apart from what I have been told, but I know I immediately thought I was going to die."

The pair have stayed in touch and - almost a year to the day - Ms Mistry and paramedics who attended the scene will present Mr Rastrick with an East Midlands Ambulance Service Bravery Award.

Ms Mistry, from Leicester, said: "For my family, this incident was especially hard as we are all really close.

"With their support and help, I was able to persevere with my recovery and say thank you to John in my own words.

"John didn't just save my life. He saved the lives of my mum, dad and brother too."

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