A retired NFL player became a hero when he was driving home from work and saved a stranger’s life. Brandon Bair witnessed a train crash into a semi-truck in St. Anthony, Idaho, last week and was one of the first on the scene. The 36-year-old didn’t hesitate and immediately began trying to get the driver, Steven Jenson, out of the burning truck.
Jenson was pinned on the driver’s side and couldn’t move, but Bair managed to reach inside through a small window and help unbuckle his seatbelt. Bair climbed halfway in and the two worked together to break the steering wheel and other equipment so he could pull Jenson out of the “teeny” window. Seconds after they walked away, the entire cab of the truck was engulfed in flames and minutes later there were several big explosions, Bair recalls.
He stayed with Jenson until emergency responders arrived and he was airlifted to the hospital, where he was in fair condition. The whole event lasted less than three minutes and Bair walked away with no burns and just a few scratches. He insists he’s not a hero and he says anyone would’ve done the same thing in that situation. “All I can say is this guy was supposed to live,” he says. “You never know what’s going to happen in life, and this shows you should hug your family every chance you get.”
Source: East Idaho News