Police hail 'hero' driver who pulled man from burning car after A591 crash near Kendal (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Police hail 'hero' driver who pulled man from burning car after A591 crash near Kendal
4:44pm Saturday 23rd February 2013 in News
A DRIVER was pulled from a burning car by a motorist who saw it leave the A591 and burst into flames near Kendal.
The incident happened near Low Sizergh Barn at around 6.30am this morning.
Police later confirmed the driver was taken to hospital in Preston with burns and suspected fractures. His passenger, who helped the passing motorist pull him clear, was uninjured.
Cumbria Police revealed details of the accident on Twitter and hailed the Good Samaritan who stopped to help a 'hero'.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service sent two Kendal crews to the crash.
A spokesman for the service confirmed that nobody was trapped inside the vehicle by the time its appliances arrived, but said the car was 'well alight.'
Two firefighters used hose reels to extinguish the blaze.