This superhero was dressed for the occasion.
An off-duty U.S. Army captain bravely pulled a trapped couple out of a burning car in North Carolina — while wearing a Captain America T-shirt, reports ABC News.
Steve Voglezon was on his way to a mall Sunday afternoon when he saw the aftermath of a devastating crash of two vehicles in Chatham County.
William Thompson, 67, was driving his wife, Kathleen, 63, in their Acura sedan when Mark Ricketts, 59, allegedly crossed his Chrysler SUV into their lane and they collided.
The SUV flipped over and both vehicles went up in flames.
Voglezon, seeing the carnage, immediately sprang into action.
He grabbed a fire extinguisher from a neighbor to smash the couple’s window before dragging the Thompsons out to safety.
Another man, John Spurrell, hauled Ricketts out of his car.
Voglezon, who is stationed at nearby Fort Bragg, has been hailed a hero for his quick thinking and courage.
But he played down the incident, saying he was “just at the right place at the right time.
“Had I not been a soldier I would not have known what to do. The Army has helped a lot,” he told ABC News.
“People do this every day at the fire department. I wasn’t alone out there, there were at least 10 of us in the community working together,” he added.
The three victims were taken to UNC Hospital with serious but nonlife-threatening injuries.
Ricketts was charged with traveling left of center in the incident, reports WNCN.
Source: NY Daily News