Iraq Combat Veteran Shields Woman from Exploding Car with His Body
Heroic scenes are not only a thing of Hollywood. Staff Sergeant Cory Hinkle was on his way home when he witnessed a car accident, and one of the cars that was quickly engulfing in smoke.
According to Good News Network, the Iraq combat veteran was heading home from “The National Guard Base in Charlotte, North Carolina when he witnessed a head-on collision right in front of him.” Hinkle recounted: “the cars in front of me just slam into each other and dust and smoke go everywhere.”
The army officer did not hesitate and rushed towards the burning car to check the vehicle for survivors. He said: “My instinct and training tells me that a smoke means there’s going to be a fire, and a car has gasoline in it.”
His heroic act saved the life of the car driver, Brandy Guin who was trapped inside because of a broken ankle.
He immediately spotted Brandy Guin trapped inside. He sprang into action and was able to remove Guin from the now burning vehicle and safely place her on the side of the road. What happened next, was straight out of a Hollywood movie.
Just in the nick of time, the burning car exploded. However, thanks to Hinkle, no one was severely injured.
The collision victim related the story to WBTV: “As the fire started to spread in my car, the shocks started to explode and hot debris was flying everywhere. He shielded me with his body and said, ‘It’s going to have to go through me to get to you.’”
Guin, who has two kids, was brought to the hospital where she is expected to fully recover from a broken ankle and some bruises. Asked about the experience, she said: “I will forever be indebted to him. He’s a true hero.”
Sergeant Hinkle is an Iraq veteran and is stationed in Charlotte, NC. He was on his way to Forest City, NC when he witnessed and saved the collision victims life.
Womans World also featured the story with the Hinkle saying, “It’s a belief in humanity that I have. I have a wife and two daughters, and I hope if my wife was in the same situation someone would stop and do the exact same thing.”
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