23-year-old Keilen Robinson crashed his car on a St. Louis highway Tuesday evening and was left unconscious in the driver's seat as his vehicle burst into flames.
Antonio Morgan witnessed the accident and sprang into action, trying several times to free Robinson from the car before realizing that his seat belt was holding him in. He then freed Robinson from the seat belt and dragged him to safety as fire and smoke overwhelmed the vehicle — and certainly would have overwhelmed Robinson in short order.
Another Good Samaritan helped by spraying the front of the vehicle with a fire extinguisher, while other drivers stopped to watch or record the incident.
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The hero and the survivor were interviewed after the accident:
Robinson, who said that the first thing he remembers after the incident is waking up in the hospital, said:
"I feel like that was my second opportunity at life and I believe that now it's time for me to show the world my change.
I can't thank [Morgan] enough, man. He'll always be a part of my life and my family's life ... that's a good man."
Morgan, the hero, said:
"All that pulling up a phone and not stopping and helping? Nah, that's enough with that. Put them phones down and let's get into this action.
I'm a protector by nature, you know. It's in me, so I'm just doing what comes natural to me."