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Injured in car crash, woman will never forget West Virginia hero

She will remember his words for the rest of her life. ‘My name is Tim," he said. "I’m a firefighter from West Virginia, don’t be scared."

The woman doesn't know if Tim is from Huntington, Morgantown or somewhere in between. All she knows is that the firefighter saved her life after a car accident caused by a drunken driver.

The Florida woman was visiting family in Massachusetts last month when she and her sister were driving on a highway. She says a drunk driver parked his van across the lanes, making a collision unavoidable.

“We slammed the vehicle at 65 miles an hour. I went into the windshield and fell back into the car,” she told a newspaper. Though her injured sister helped her from the vehicle, she was unable to get her to safety.

The next thing the Florida woman knew, she was being picked up and carried over a guardrail by the firefighter. Seconds later, another vehicle was also unable to avoid a collision, slamming into the guardrail where she had lain just moments earlier.

The firefighter helped the injured woman, reassuring her. "‘I’m not leaving you until they put you in that ambulance and I know you’re okay,'" he told her.

And that was exactly what he did, she said, holding her hand until she was in an ambulance. “I was squeezing his hand pretty tightly and then he was just gone," she remembers.

We don't know where Tim might be, but we do know that his kindness and quick actions will never be forgotten.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you can contact an experienced Huntington attorney to help you pursue maximum compensation for all damages.

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