VIDEO: Exclusive video of daring rescue

Photo from video by Alexander Nemmer. The rescue effort can be seen taking place near the burning truck.

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — When motorists were stopped in their tracks after a dump truck carrying stone flipped and burst into flames, some stopped to record.

One motorist captured video of the wreck flaming, and another captured images of a driver being rescued from the flaming wreckage. Larry Coulter, the driver, was shaken, but he survived and was out of the hospital soon after.

STORY | Learn the entire story of the dramatic rescue here. 

“I was very, very, very, lucky. If he wouldn’t have been able to break that glass, I would have died,” Coulter said. “He saved my life today. I owe him eternal gratitude.”

Coulter and the man who rescued him were reunited less than 24 hours after the visual accident. You can watch that story live at 5 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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