Last Friday night, a New Haven man nearly lost his life in a vehicle accident near Creighton Avenue and Clinton Street here in Fort Wayne.
The injured driver has been identified as 49 year old Chris Plew. A Fort Wayne Police spokesperson stated that the accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. and may have involved another car.
Authorities say that Plew’s SUV crashed into a retaining wall and burst into flames.
Ryan Shatzer, 33, was in his apartment nearby and heard the crash. He was the first on the scene and was able to pull Plew from the burning vehicle. Shatzer, a metal worker for Hoosier Metal recycling, saw that Plew was in immediate danger from the growing flames and saved the man’s life by getting him out of the SUV.
If it wasn’t for Shatzer’s heroic actions Mr. Plew very well may have lost his life. Once Shatzer was able to reach Plew he was helped by other good Samaritans. They got the badly injured man away from the wreck and quickly put out his burning clothes.
Plew’s remains in critical but stable condition, according to police. The accident is still under investigation.
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