Off-duty Ga. firefighter helps free bus, car crash survivors

"I started pulling that stuff out, and once I seen a a clear path, I just started instructing the two guys," said Macon-Bibb Lt. Dennis Maxwell


By Leila Merrill

MACON, Ga. — Macon-Bibb Lt. Dennis Maxwell did not hear a transit bus crash-landing on top of a car July 7 in downtown, Macon, but his wife did, and he helped two people free themselves.

"I was actually in the back of the store, actually cleaning up," he told WMAZ. "She called me after she heard the bus crash, so I ran out to see what was going on."

"I started pulling that stuff out, and once I seen a a clear path, I just started instructing the two guys on how to actually release themselves out of the seatbelts and how to climb out," said the almost 22-year veteran of the Macon-Bibb Fire Department.

 

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