Man pulled from burning car on N1 Cape Town

2015-09-25 21:09
Wesley Meyers and Gerhard Coenradie. (Picture: City of Cape Town)

Wesley Meyers and Gerhard Coenradie. (Picture: City of Cape Town)

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Johannesburg – Two men pulled a motorist out of his burning car on the N1 in Cape Town on Friday evening, a city official said.

Wesley Meyers and Gerhard Coenradie were first on the scene and pulled the man from his burning VW Polo after it collided with a lamp pole, safety and security mayoral committee member JP Smith said.

Smith, who was driving behind the two guardian angels, said he saw the two men stop their cars and run to help.

"I couldn’t believe it started burning so quickly. That guy is so lucky. He is super lucky that he got help so quickly," Smith said.

Had it not been for them, the man would have sustained serious injuries or likely have died, Smith said.

Then a doctor and a paramedic who were passing by stopped to help, and police and paramedics arrived.

Meyers made mention of his bravery in a post on Facebook, which appeared to have been written in a state of great excitement.

"Im drivin along n1 nd i c this polo burnin nd instincts kicks in someone must be in this car," he wrote.

He began praying for the injured man.

Meyers and Coenradie could not be immediately reached for comment.

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