Son saves father after truck catches fire at gas station in Whitesville
WHITESVILLE, Ga. (WTVM) - A man has become a hero after his pickup truck caught fire at a gas station on Hopewell Church Road in Whitesville Thursday.
Kenneth Joiner was traveling from Alabama to Atlanta stopped for gas at the Shell station on the Hopewell Church exit on 1-185. After he stopped at the pump, the truck caught on fire.
Joiner was accompanied by his father, who relies on a wheelchair. Joiner quickly acted and removed his father from the truck. He discussed how the whole event played out.
“So, when I pulled in here and cut the truck off, a big flame shot out the side the truck, and so I had to get daddy out because he’s in a wheelchair, you know,” Joiner explained. “So, I had to drop everything and get him out. Then I had time to get one of my boxes out. I mean it was up just like that, the whole thing.”
Neither of the men sustained injuries.
The truck is a total loss and the pump was also damaged by the fire.
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