Good Samaritan rescues man from burning car.

July 7, 2020

Good Samaritan rescues man from burning car.

CLAYBANKS TOWNSHIP — A 39-year-old Montague man suffered serious leg injuries in a fiery crash Monday, July 6, around 7 p.m. on South Scenic Drive near Webster Road.

Jeremiah McDonald was rescued by a Good Samaritan, Matthew Beebe of Holland, after McDonald’s 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt struck a tree and caught fire, according to Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

Oceana County deputies, Grant Township Fire and Rescue and Life EMS were dispatched to a s car that had crashed into a tree. “Dispatch advised that the car had also caught fire,” states a press release from the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. “Michigan DNR officers were on patrol in the area and responded as well.

“As the DNR Officers arrived on scene, they found the driver had been rescued from the burning car by a passing motorist. The driver was now lying roadside and had suffered obvious serious injuries to both of his legs.

“Deputies arrived and assisted with treating the driver. The vehicle was now fully engulfed in flames. The deputies took a statement from the assisting motorist. He said he did not see the crash happen but came upon it just after it occurred. He said he pulled the driver from the passenger side window through heavy smoke and high heat and moved him away from the burning car.

“Deputies spoke to the driver. The driver’s statement about the accident was that he had swerved to avoid a deer, went off the road, and hit a tree. The driver was transported to Hackley Hospital in Muskegon for treatment.

“The vehicle involved was a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, which was totally destroyed from the crash and fire.”

Sheriff Mast said the serious leg injuries that McDonald suffered were broken bones.

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