Teen saves a man by pulling him from a fiery crash
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) -- A White Station High School student is being called a hero Monday after his quick-thinking helped rescue a man in the nick of time.
White Station cornerback Roland Williams is used to thinking fast, and it paid off as he and his father drove through I-40 and I-240 early Monday morning.
"I saw a car swerve to the right and then the left, and I said, 'Dad, did you see that?'"
The car landed in a ditch on the side of the interstate with smoke pouring out of it.
Williams told his dad to pull over so they could help.
"All I saw was gasoline was dripping all on his shirt, so I reached into the car, pulled and unlocked the car door. I asked him if he could get out, he said his ankle was hurt, so then I pulled him by the shirt and pull him out the car to make sure he was okay," said Williams.
The man was rushed to the hospital, and Williams and his dad hopped back in the car and rushed to school before the tardy bell rang.
While he was sitting in first period, the car dripping with gasoline burst into flames.
"Thank God I got him out and got myself out."
When others found out, this teen just smiled and kept going on with his day.
"The coach at practice said while we were doing our sprints, 'Come on hero!'"