Dash-cam captures trucker risking his life to save passenger, baby stuck in fiery car crash


Dash-cam captures trucker risking his life to save passenger, baby stuck in fiery car crash

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Aug 18, 2014

It only takes one person's heroic bravery to inspire others to achieve greatness.

Watch above to see a recent car crash caught on a truck's dash-cam that proves just that. 

Truck driver David Frederickson was driving when he witnessed a car t-bone a semi-truck and burst into flames on the I-10 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Despite his partner telling him that all crash victims must be dead -- due to the size of the fireball in front of them -- Frederickson quickly exits his truck with a fire extinguisher in hand.

Although several passengers initially remained safe in their own cars, once Frederickson was seen rushing to the flaming car, other selfless drivers did too before police and a fire truck arrived.

"Luckily my father had a fire extinguisher on hand to fight back the flames and give enough time to pull the driver and her one year old granddaughter out of the flaming vehicle," details Frederickson's son who uploaded the incredible rescue video to YouTube. "Once the passengers are free from the vehicle, the flames rapidly grow in strength, consuming the vehicle."

"Thankfully my father had the presence of mind, bravery, and forethought of carrying a fire extinguisher, to be the first person on scene to risk his own life in order to possibly save another and to inspire others and lead them into taking action," Frederickson's son continues. "Everyone involved in the rescue effort is a hero in my books."

"My father said he was surprised [that] he was the first one there while everyone else stayed in their vehicles," Frederickson's son adds. "It takes a huge amount of bravery to be the first to lend a hand. My guess is most people were hesitant to help because they figured the occupants could not have survived."

The female driver sustained a broken leg. All other individuals involved in the horrific crash allegedly walked away with minor injuries.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.