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Motorists rescue woman, sister from burning car

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. (AP) — Passing motorists who saw smoke billowing Thursday from a stand of pine trees along southern Mississippi's Interstate 10 rescued a woman and her disabled sister trapped inside a wrecked, burning sport utility vehicle.

    Fifteen to 20 motorists, including a photographer for The Associated Press, came to the aid of the women Thursday afternoon in Hancock County.

    Photographer Gerald Herbert said the rescuers pulled the disabled woman from the wreck first, but getting the driver out was difficult.

    "No one had fire extinguishers," Herbert said. "We were all sure she was going to perish. The sounds of her screams and the sight of the fire inching closer to her, that was the most horrible and helpless feeling I've ever felt in my life."

    Read the rest: http://news.yahoo.com/motorists-rescue-woman-sister-burning-car-003231865.html
     
  2. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Next time some city moron talks about rednecks, he needs to look at this.

    How much you want to bet in the city she and her sister would have burned and no one would have lifted a finger?
     
  3. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    That's a bit of an exaggeration, don't you think?
     
  4. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    To put it lightly...

    Two guys rescued a woman from a burning car on the Sam Houston tollway in Houston about a month or so ago. I posted the article here, then, too.

    Doing right isn't a regional thing.
     
  5. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    how many times do you find a stand of pine trees in the city?
     
  6. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    Some people can just tell. It's a gift I suspect. ;)
     
  7. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    How did that hose just appear?
     
  8. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    The hose was on the back of a cement truck according to the story.
     
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    not at all

    Especially in large cities
     
  10. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    How many large cities have you lived in Marine?

    How many times have you seen people walk by a similar situation and not help?
     
  11. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    where all the pine trees hang out.
     
  12. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    Not really. See: Bystander effect.

    It shouldn't be meant as an affront to city folk, rather an affront to the average person. People in cities just experience it more often as there's more people in cities.
     
  13. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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