From Hugh MacLeod's Gaping Void
Shit saves. At least, in Statesboro, Georgia it does. Fa real. Word!
From the full article available here:
It was a violent, fiery crash, and minutes after it happened, people immediately stopped to see how they could help the men trapped inside. James Burdett, John Hagan Plumbing & electrical: "It was horrible. It was horrible."
It was too late for the driver. Jerry Littleton was killed when his pickup caught fire after overturning and hitting a tree. The passenger, his cousin, 18-year-old Mitchell Hendrix, was still alive, but fire was racing through the vehicle.
James Burdette, and two other workers, were heading in for the day after making a service call. The septic company workers saw the wreck and turned around to help.
Burdett: "We heard the man in there screaming, so we waited for the police to get there, and police showed up. We asked permission to put the fire out, with the pump truck, and they said 'Go ahead, and do that' so we backed the pump truck over there, and put the fire out."
As unconventional as it was, the men doused the fire with 1500 gallons of raw sewage for about ten minutes. It's illegal to release sewage on the ground, but the men say there was no other way to save him.
Let's just hope those shitty heroes don't get sued. That would be, well, a really shitty thing to do to two gents who thought on their feet and saved a life. I'm just sayin'. Bless their dear hearts.