Burn victim meets man who saved him from fiery crash

Survivor calls rescue a 'miracle'

By Brittany Harris - Reporter
APOPKA, Fla. - It was an emotional reunion for Jason Williams and Michael Bridges. They haven't seen each other since last year, when Williams saved Bridges from a burning truck.
 
"We got up and walked away from that. If that's not God, then I don't know what is," Bridges said.
 
He said he remembers that day like it was yesterday. He said he was driving along when his tire blew out and he veered across the median into oncoming traffic. He somehow managed to dodge all those cars and then crashed into the grass. The truck caught fire after that. 
 
"Usually when you're hurt, you call your momma, like if you fall out of a tree or off your bike, but this time I called for Jesus Christ," Bridges said. "I said 'God don't let me die like this,' and when I said that this guy opened the door to the truck."
 
Williams said he knew he had to pull over to help. He said he couldn't let someone die like that. 
 
"I stood there for a minute screaming 'Is anybody in there?' and I didn't hear nothing and then I heard, 'Jesus get me out of here,' and that's when I climbed up there and opened the door and helped him out or whatever happened up there. A miracle happened up there," Williams said.
 
It's a miracle that has changed both of their lives forever. 
 
"You don't meet someone every day who would do that, (who) would risk his life. He has a wife and a daughter and he jeopardized that (to) save me. He didn't know me from Adam. He knew me 10 seconds and saved my life," Bridges said.
 
Orange County Fire Rescue helped coordinate the reunion, and also gave Williams a special award for his heroic actions. 
 

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