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Hero Jake saved girls in car crash
THIS hero came to the rescue after three teenage girls were involved in a horror smash.
Jake Regan, aged 22, of Alfrick, near Malvern, leapt from his car, jumped over a barbed wire fence and dashed into a field to come to the aid of Sophia Carini Morgan, Rubey Devlin and Tyler Smith.
He dragged Sophia, aged 18, from the car just moments before it burst into flames and told the trio to shelter under a tree while he called an ambulance and the fire service.
The car smash left two of the girls in a coma but they have now recovered consciousness.
Tyler, aged 19, of Spetchley, near Worcester, was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital but has since been discharged.
Sophia suffered serious head injuries and went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, as well as Rubey, aged 19, of Worcester, who had abdominal and pelvic injuries.
The dramatic rescue happened after the girls were in a Mini heading along Sherridge Road in Leigh Sinton, at around 8pm on Sunday, and lost control before hitting a tree.
Mr Regan, a window fitter, said: “I was driving down the road with my mum and I saw out the window a car in the field, and a flame.
“I said to her ‘there’s some people in that car’, it was all so quick.
“I immediately pulled over so quick, I slammed my hazards on, pulled up the handbrake and ran to this barbed wire fence and jumped over it.
“I went maybe 150 yards and I came to the car and could see three people – they were all conscious but were not in a good way.
“I pulled out Sophia and the other two stumbled out, I then told them all to shelter under a tree while I called emergency services.
I didn’t have time to think, something just kicked in and I found myself in the middle of it.
I was just glad to help.”
Mr Regan, who was in a Vauxhall Astra heading from Alfrick into Malvern, said a second car then pulled over and a fellow good samaritan came along to help too.
The police are appealing for anyone who saw the blue Mini before the incident or witnesses that haven’t come forward to contact them by calling 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 550S 11/11/12 .
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