Gulfport, MS (WLOX News) — What would you do if you saw a fiery crash happen right in front of you on the highway? It’s not something anyone wants to see, but truck driver David Fredericksen was prepared.
Fredericksen’s dashcam captured the moment when an 18-wheeler collided with a Lincoln Towncar attempting to merge onto the highway.
The accident happened on August 11, 2014 around 5:30pm on Hwy I-10 near exit 49 in Gulfport, Mississippi. After stopping short of the accident site, Fredericksen is seen moving toward the wreck with a fire extinguisher to assist the injured driver, as several Good Samaritans follow him. Together they assisted the driver and her young granddaughter from the car.
WLOX News reports that Scott Swanstrom was driving the 18-wheeler involved in the accident. The driver of the car was at fault in the accident. Swanstrom, the driver and her young grandchild had minor injuries.
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