Good Samaritans Help Extract Man From...

Good Samaritans Help Extract Man From Burning Car in Albemarle

There are 42 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 29, 2013, titled Good Samaritans Help Extract Man From Burning Car in Albemarle. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Monday, a man is in critical condition after a fiery car crash in Albemarle County - but it could have been a lot worse, without the help of some very brave, complete strangers.

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Lemmy

Moneta, VA

#1 Apr 1, 2013
Nicely done, Brandon family.

The idiot driver is very, very lucky.
Anonymous

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Apr 1, 2013
if he had had his seatbelt on speedy could have walked away. Good job Brandon family. This guy definatly owes his life to you.
Fluvanna Resident

Palmyra, VA

#3 Apr 1, 2013
Great Job and Very Brave ~ Steven Diemer, Sr., Jenna Diemer and Shawna Diemer! I saw people watching you and afraid to help. Both of you girls went into a burning car and neither of you seemed scared for a single second. It was amazing! Prayers go out to this man and his family.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Apr 1, 2013
What better way to help someone but to let them sit there and burn to death, so says a professional fire retard. Right, we'll just sit back and wait for the self possessed heroes to come and save the day. Firemen need to keep their mouths shut and polish their boy toys while the rest of do the right thing.

Since: Jul 11

Culpeper, VA

#6 Apr 1, 2013
Good Job
Shawna

Palmyra, VA

#7 Apr 1, 2013
Im sorry but honestly I could never just sit back and watch someone burn I saw the fire and ran didn't think twice and would do it again if I had to! In no way shape or form should anyone deserve to die in a fire when there is someone around that could have gotten them out! No he wasn't wearing his seatbelt, but that doesn't mean he deserved to be burned or killed! Im glad I was just at the right spot at the right time! the doors wouldn't open so I hopped in the window onto the passenger seat right next to him and started talking to him. I couldn't get the doors open so we pulled him out right before the tires exploded he is very lucky and god was watching over us! Everyone makes mistakes you just need to learn from them no one is perfect and you never know when that could have been you or your family! I have scratches and bruises from jumping in the window but it was worth it!
citizen

United States

#8 Apr 1, 2013
Shawna wrote:
Im sorry but honestly I could never just sit back and watch someone burn I saw the fire and ran didn't think twice and would do it again if I had to! In no way shape or form should anyone deserve to die in a fire when there is someone around that could have gotten them out! No he wasn't wearing his seatbelt, but that doesn't mean he deserved to be burned or killed! Im glad I was just at the right spot at the right time! the doors wouldn't open so I hopped in the window onto the passenger seat right next to him and started talking to him. I couldn't get the doors open so we pulled him out right before the tires exploded he is very lucky and god was watching over us! Everyone makes mistakes you just need to learn from them no one is perfect and you never know when that could have been you or your family! I have scratches and bruises from jumping in the window but it was worth it!
since at any time in our lives we may depend on some one like you; Thank you!
Boodreau

Waynesboro, VA

#9 Apr 1, 2013
Shawna wrote:
Im sorry but honestly I could never just sit back and watch someone burn I saw the fire and ran didn't think twice and would do it again if I had to! In no way shape or form should anyone deserve to die in a fire when there is someone around that could have gotten them out! No he wasn't wearing his seatbelt, but that doesn't mean he deserved to be burned or killed! Im glad I was just at the right spot at the right time! the doors wouldn't open so I hopped in the window onto the passenger seat right next to him and started talking to him. I couldn't get the doors open so we pulled him out right before the tires exploded he is very lucky and god was watching over us! Everyone makes mistakes you just need to learn from them no one is perfect and you never know when that could have been you or your family! I have scratches and bruises from jumping in the window but it was worth it!
The world is a better place thanks to fantastic people like you!!!!!
Really

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Apr 2, 2013
sez you wrote:
What better way to help someone but to let them sit there and burn to death, so says a professional fire retard. Right, we'll just sit back and wait for the self possessed heroes to come and save the day. Firemen need to keep their mouths shut and polish their boy toys while the rest of do the right thing.
i see this is your full time job making dumb remarks. The firefighter was saying yes if there is immediate life danger do what you can to help as long as you are safe, we are not token heroes being a firefighter myself we are just trained an have the right equipment to make the job safer.but maybe you will have more respect for us when you find yourself needing help from a firefighter, to the family that helped god bless you and glad you are okay.
someonewhocares

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Apr 2, 2013
Well done, Brandon family!!!
FMJ

Palmyra, VA

#12 Apr 2, 2013
sez you wrote:
What better way to help someone but to let them sit there and burn to death, so says a professional fire retard. Right, we'll just sit back and wait for the self possessed heroes to come and save the day. Firemen need to keep their mouths shut and polish their boy toys while the rest of do the right thing.
get a life and quit making idiotic statements, go flucos
I know them

Palmyra, VA

#13 Apr 2, 2013
someonewhocares wrote:
Well done, Brandon family!!!
The Diemer family too. Jenna was originally a Diemer, but she is now married. Excellent!
CHARLOTTESVILLE

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Apr 2, 2013
We need more people like this family. They are awesome!!! They should get a reward for helping a perfect stranger, if only there were more people like them around maybe just maybe they could have helped the man on Rt 20 last week. I applaud this family and just maybe that will be their calling for life and career.
Ron

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Apr 2, 2013
How fortunate we all are that people like these girls and their dad live in our community.
Top Flight

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Apr 2, 2013
Every day person or professional, it makes no difference as long as the results are the same. Way to go girls!!!
Ida Gotchills

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Apr 2, 2013
BRAVO !!! You risked your own lives and I got
chills reading and watching on TV ~ I only
hope this man was not on a suicide ride...NO seat belt, SPEEDING on 53 GEEEZUZ CHRISTmas!
GDIT

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Apr 2, 2013
sez you wrote:
What better way to help someone but to let them sit there and burn to death, so says a professional fire retard. Right, we'll just sit back and wait for the self possessed heroes to come and save the day. Firemen need to keep their mouths shut and polish their boy toys while the rest of do the right thing.
You're a tool, I hope when you're trapped in a burning house the firefighters have seen your post and stay in the station polishing their "boy toys" while you get a taste of reality.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Apr 2, 2013
GDIT wrote:
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You're a tool, I hope when you're trapped in a burning house the firefighters have seen your post and stay in the station polishing their "boy toys" while you get a taste of reality.
Well, actually, I do not think firefighters know from posts which addresses are those of Internet trollers. Maybe dispatch might warn the first-in that there is a reported meth lab in the garage or lots of cans of fuel in the garage, but "All first due, the home on fire is a known residence of Internet trollers" does not sound too likely to me.

Having said that, I agree with those who think the government workers who risk their lives to help us (cops and firefighters) should keep their mouths shut when commenting on rescuers in these matters. The knee-jerk reaction is always to start with the "plain Joe Citizen should wait for the professionals; it is our job to risk our lives." Well, leave us adults alone. If we think someone is in danger, we will do what we think we need to do. Stop with the lectures, already.

The official should have said this: "These people are true heroes, and the driver should be thankful for their quick and selfless actions. I am not going to comment any further on this matter. I am sure you will be privy to the results of the accident investigation."

Finally, we had the "new math" in the late 20th Century. Apparently, WVIR-TV is trying to instill the "new grammar" into the lexicon. Can someone (well, perhaps an editor) tell Mr. Sykes that it is "passersby" OR "passers-by." It is not "passerbys." You won't get to replace the great, wise, elite, professional, erudite and immortal Matt Lauer with that kind of work!

Last but not least...Who was the driver? Where on Rt. 53 did the wreck occur?

R.I.P.: Frank Reynolds
Wanda

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Apr 2, 2013
Shawna wrote:
Im sorry but honestly I could never just sit back and watch someone burn I saw the fire and ran didn't think twice and would do it again if I had to! In no way shape or form should anyone deserve to die in a fire when there is someone around that could have gotten them out! No he wasn't wearing his seatbelt, but that doesn't mean he deserved to be burned or killed! Im glad I was just at the right spot at the right time! the doors wouldn't open so I hopped in the window onto the passenger seat right next to him and started talking to him. I couldn't get the doors open so we pulled him out right before the tires exploded he is very lucky and god was watching over us! Everyone makes mistakes you just need to learn from them no one is perfect and you never know when that could have been you or your family! I have scratches and bruises from jumping in the window but it was worth it!
You guys are angels. Thank God for you and your brave act of kindness. You will be rewarded somewhere along the way. You're a special family.
Johnny

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Apr 2, 2013
Liberalace wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, actually, I do not think firefighters know from posts which addresses are those of Internet trollers. Maybe dispatch might warn the first-in that there is a reported meth lab in the garage or lots of cans of fuel in the garage, but "All first due, the home on fire is a known residence of Internet trollers" does not sound too likely to me.
Having said that, I agree with those who think the government workers who risk their lives to help us (cops and firefighters) should keep their mouths shut when commenting on rescuers in these matters. The knee-jerk reaction is always to start with the "plain Joe Citizen should wait for the professionals; it is our job to risk our lives." Well, leave us adults alone. If we think someone is in danger, we will do what we think we need to do. Stop with the lectures, already.
The official should have said this: "These people are true heroes, and the driver should be thankful for their quick and selfless actions. I am not going to comment any further on this matter. I am sure you will be privy to the results of the accident investigation."
Finally, we had the "new math" in the late 20th Century. Apparently, WVIR-TV is trying to instill the "new grammar" into the lexicon. Can someone (well, perhaps an editor) tell Mr. Sykes that it is "passersby" OR "passers-by." It is not "passerbys." You won't get to replace the great, wise, elite, professional, erudite and immortal Matt Lauer with that kind of work!
Last but not least...Who was the driver? Where on Rt. 53 did the wreck occur?
R.I.P.: Frank Reynolds
LOL. And once again, here comes Mr. Armchair Journalist/Reporter/County official to set us all straight! Where would we be without your daily dose of witty snarkism?

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