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Police say trucker a hero for saving fellow driver

TORONTO, Ont. -- The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say a trucker who rescued another from a fiery wreck at the ra...


TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say a trucker who rescued another from a fiery wreck at the ramp from Hwy. 401 to the Don Valley Parkway last week is a hero.

A tractor-trailer ran into an abutment at the ramp last week and burst into flames. However, professional driver Jeremy Hodder of the Miller Group pulled the driver of the truck involved in the wreck from the truck just before it erupted into Flames. The driver of the truck involved in the accident still suffered serious burns to much of his body, but he has been released from hospital according to a report in the Toronto Star.

“The OPP is recognizing Mr. Hodder as a hero,” Chief Superintendent Bill Grodzinski said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the exit from the express lanes of the 401 to the DVP remain closed this week as the Ministry of Transportation continues to evaluate the structural damage caused by the fire. One collector lane also remains closed at the overpass.


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