A man in St. Louis is being hailed a hero for pulling an unconscious man from a burning vehicle after a crash on the interstate.
Keilen Robinson, 23, crashed on Interstate 70 and was left unconscious in his burning vehicle. Robinson does not remember anything from the accident, but he will never forget the man who saved his life.
Antonio Morgan says that Robinson drove past him I-70 and just moments later heard screeching breaks and a loud crunch. Robinson had crashed into the cement median.
Morgan, who was driving with his son, immediately pulled over and rushed to try and get Robinson out of the car.
“The smoke and the fire and all that stuff started coming. It started burning my eyes and hurting my throat, but I was still trying to get him out. I had to get him out,” said Morgan.
Morgan made several attempts to get him out before finally realizing his seat belt was locking him in. Another man on the scene came over with a fire extinguisher to try and help put the flames out in the burning vehicle.
Morgan dragged Robinson to safety moments before the car was engulfed in flames.
Morgan says that it is time that people stop standing by and recording on their phone when they see someone in trouble. He says leaders need to step up, put the phones down, and start acting.
“I’m a leader. I’m a protector by nature. It’s in me. I’m just doing what comes natural to me,” he told Fox 2.
As for Robinson, he says the incident has changed his view on life.
“I feel like that was my second opportunity at life, and now it’s time for me to show the world my change,” said Robinson.
“I can’t thank him enough man. He will always be a part of my life and my family’s life. That’s a good man.”