Driver rescued from fiery crash in West Deer by man playing 'Pokemon Go'

Driver rescued from fiery crash by man playing 'Pokemon Go'

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Tom Borza told WPXI that he was playing the cellphone game when he heard the crash on Gibsonia Road in West Deer Township around 10:45 p.m. A car went over a hillside and into a creek before it caught fire.

Borza and two others jumped into action. Another one of the rescuers, Wayne White, grabbed a pair of fire extinguishers from his car in an attempt to put out the flames.

"I had no chance of putting the fire out with this, but it knocked it down enough to where we could get close to the car," White said.

Borza said he and the other two rescuers were worried that the car would explode

"You don't really think of your own safety," White said. "It's the spur of the moment."

Still, the trio worked to get the driver out of the car.

"I ran up and opened the door. This square block of black smoke came out," Borza said. "(The driver) was dead weight so I grabbed his belt and ripped him out."

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, where he was last listed in fair condition.

Police did not provide any further details on the crash.

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