‘Captain America’ Saves Two from Fiery North Carolina Car Accident
Contrary to what The Avengers might have you believe, you do not need a full-body, multi-colored leather costume to be a superhero. In fact, you can be a superhero in as little as khaki shorts and a Captain America t-shirt.
US Army Captain Steve Voglezon was heading to the mall in Chatham County, North Carolina, when he happened across a fiery two-car accident. The crash occurred when Mark Ricketts, 59, went left of center in his Chrysler SUV and smashed into a red Acura heading the opposite direction. The accident left William Thompson, 67, and Kathleen Thompson, 63, trapped in the flaming Acura.
Cpt. Voglezon says that he “just had tunnel vision” when he sprang into action, grabbing a fire extinguisher from a resident who had come out to help and using it to break out the window of the Acura.
In the video above, Voglezon can be seen dragging William Thompson to safety and returning to the vehicle to rescue Kathleen Thompson. All three crash victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Because Voglezon was wearing a red Captain America shirt at the time of the rescue, he is being referred to on social media through the hashtag #CaptainAmerica. His quick-thinking actions have earned him a Soldier’s Medal nomination.
“I was just at the right place at the right time,” said Voglezon. “If I hadn’t been a soldier, I wouldn’t know what to do. The Army has helped a lot.”
Via: Huffington Post