Passerby Pulls Crash Victim from Fiery Wreckage

By Maggie Solomon |

Published 10/26 2016 07:13PM

Updated 10/26 2016 07:17PM

A dramatic situation Tuesday night could have turned deadly when a Youngstown man became trapped in his crashed and burning car. Fortunately, some drivers stopped, heard 23-year-old Jonathan Chiodo trying to escape and pulled him from the fiery wreckage.
Noah King and Beverly Shean had just left a relay for life event and were driving along Baldwin Road when they saw a small fire burning near Hall Avenue.
"Going up to the flame, the whole time I'm thinking I'm trying to go home to my wife and my four kids," said King. "What are you doing walking towards a car on fire?"
As Shean called 9-1-1, they watched the fire quickly grew.
"As soon as you break that glass, more oxygen got to the fire," said Shean. "It literally was growing exponentially."
Not long after, first responders arrived on scene to treat Chiodo and extinguish the fire.
"Having a little taste of what first responders do, I mean... this was just me doing this one time," said King. "These guys do this day after day, night after night."
At last word, Chiodo was in fair condition at a local hospital. King suffered a minor injury to his hand during the rescue. 

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