‘It could’ve been a lot worse’: Good Samaritan saves 4 from fiery car crash

A good Samaritan saved the lives of a grandfather and his three grandkids after their truck veered off the road and burst into flames.”When I first saw the truck, I assumed there were no survivors,” Sam Pitout said.According to the Georgia State Patrol, Steven Wild was driving down Georgia Highway 46 when he fell asleep at the wheel. His F-250 was hauling a dozen cattle in a trailer. Wild’s three grandkids were also in the truck with him. GSP says he shifted into the opposite lane and went off the road at an embankment. The truck flipped on its side before bursting into flames. Shortly after, Pitout and his daughter drove by, spotted the smoke and jumped into action. “I climbed on top, and between him and I, we were able to pry that door open maybe about a foot. And had three small kids get out,” Pitout said. Wild was rescued by Pitout shortly after. Within five minutes, Pitout says the entire truck was engulfed in flames. “It could’ve been a lot worse. Let’s put it that way. I was just happy everyone made it out,” Pitout said.Pitout enlisted the help of a nearby friend who brought another cattle trailer, plus dogs and horses to herd the cows back in. They were able to account for 10, but are still missing two other cattle.

A good Samaritan saved the lives of a grandfather and his three grandkids after their truck veered off the road and burst into flames.

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“When I first saw the truck, I assumed there were no survivors,” Sam Pitout said.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, Steven Wild was driving down Georgia Highway 46 when he fell asleep at the wheel. His F-250 was hauling a dozen cattle in a trailer. Wild’s three grandkids were also in the truck with him.

GSP says he shifted into the opposite lane and went off the road at an embankment. The truck flipped on its side before bursting into flames.

Shortly after, Pitout and his daughter drove by, spotted the smoke and jumped into action.

“I climbed on top, and between him and I, we were able to pry that door open maybe about a foot. And had three small kids get out,” Pitout said.

Wild was rescued by Pitout shortly after. Within five minutes, Pitout says the entire truck was engulfed in flames.

“It could’ve been a lot worse. Let’s put it that way. I was just happy everyone made it out,” Pitout said.

Pitout enlisted the help of a nearby friend who brought another cattle trailer, plus dogs and horses to herd the cows back in. They were able to account for 10, but are still missing two other cattle.

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