A 52 year old Cape Cod man is fortunate to be alive after a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon when he veered off the road and into a tree near 113 Monponsett Street by the Halifax-Plympton line.
The unidentified male was partially ejected from the impact when witnesses reached him they pulled him to safety through the vehicle window.
Andy Lewis of Hanson reportedly told first responders he heard the crash from across the street in a field where he was using a brush mower.
A few cars back, off-duty firefighter Richard Moroge of Wareham witnessed the Jeep Grand Cherokee going off the road. They jumped into action dragging the male approximately 20 feet away from the burning vehicle. The vehicle had a fully involved engine fire after striking the tree; however the driver cab had not caught fire in the minutes that ensued, according to Halifax Fire Chief Jason Viveiros.
Moroge’s department website lists him as a Wareham firefighter since 1984.
Multiple 911 calls were received by passersby at the Regional Old Colony Communications Center in Duxbury at 1:23 p.m. The male sustained non-life threatening injuries and was ground-transported by Halifax EMS.
Halifax and Plympton police and Plympton Fire Chief Borsari all assisted at the scene. Halifax police are investigating the accident.