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Landstar Transportation Logistics Driver Pulls Elderly Woman from Burning Vehicle
Professional truck driver recognized for heroic efforts
Greg Moore, of Moultrie, Georgia, a professional truck driver for Landstar Transportation Logistics of Rockford, Illinois, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA). He is being recognized for pulling a grandmother from a burning pickup truck.
On the evening of April 13, 2016, Moore was driving west on Highway 100 just outside of Keystone Heights, Florida when a pickup truck zoomed around a curve ahead of him, left the roadway, and crashed into a tree. He immediately pulled over and ran to help. When Moore arrived at the scene he found a woman with a serious arm injury unable to free herself from the truck. “I looked down and saw that her foot was up beneath the brake pedal,” said Moore. Her foot was swelling and turning black as he struggled to free her. Flames and smoke began coming from underneath the car and Moore knew he had to get her out quickly.
Moore pulled her one more time and her foot was finally freed from the vehicle. He rushed her to a safe distance away just as her truck was engulfed in flames. He waited with her until help arrived. When asked about this incident, Moore said, "I am just thankful that I was in the right place at the right time.”
Click here to watch a video about the heroic rescue.
Moore began his career as a professional truck driver 16 years ago after a friend had challenged him. He has been driving ever since and enjoys the constant travel opportunities that truck driving provides.
For his willingness to help, TCA has presented Moore with a certificate, patch, lapel pin, and truck decals. Landstar Transportation Logistics also received a certificate acknowledging Greg Moore as a Highway Angel.
EpicVue sponsors TCA’s Highway Angel program. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the exemplary kindness, courtesy, and courage they have displayed while on the job.