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Spokane man hailed as hero by Spokane Police Officers

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police officers are hailing 20-year-old Josh Myers a hero. Myers is credited with saving the life of a man trapped in his burning vehicle after crashing into a snow berm.

It happened in the 5800 block of north Belt when Edo Pierre drove his vehicle into a snow berm just after 11 Tuesday night. After crashing into the berm, Pierre's vehicle burst into flames. Police officers said Pierre was not well enough to get out of the vehicle on his own.

That's when Myers, who witnessed the incident from his home, rushed to the vehicle to try to help Pierre. The door was locked and Pierre was unable to get out on his own. Myers ran to his pickup and got a snow shovel, which he used to shatter the side and driver's windows.

He was then able to unlock the doors and, as the car fire began to spread, Myers was able to help Pierre out of the vehicle and away from the car.

Two snow plow drivers blocked traffic in the area until emergency responders could respond. When responders arrived, they were able to provide medical attention to both Pierre and Myers.

Pierre suffered minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to the Spokane County Jail. Myers suffered a cut hand and suffered from some smoke inhalation.

First responder Officer Michelle Madsen said, "Without Mr. Myers' heroic actions, Mr. Pierre would have certainly suffered serious injuries or would have died." 

The Spokane Police Department thanked Mr. Myers for going above and beyond to make Spokane a safer place to live.
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