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Pa. medic, good Samaritan pull man from burning vehicle

The UPMC Williamsport paramedic was getting his dinner when he heard the crash next door


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By Bill Carey
EMS1 Staff

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A Williamsport man is thankful to be alive after a paramedic and a good Samaritan pulled him from his burning vehicle.

Seth Allison was pulled to safety by the two after his vehicle struck the front of the Castle Furniture and Bedding store on June 1, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette reported.

A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Williamsport paramedic was getting his dinner at a nearby business and heard the crash and rushed. He used a portable fire extinguisher to try to put the fire out.

“It was scary. A paramedic and I pulled him out. The vehicle was on fire, and there was gasoline leaking,” said the Good Samaritan who was visiting a home next to the store when the crash occurred.

Allison was transported to UPMC Williamsport and admitted to the intensive care unit. The cause of the crash is under investigation.