Close CALL: Hero Tow Truck Driver Rescues Motorist From Burning Sedan On NJ Turnpike

HERO: A passing tow truck driver helped a motorist from his burning car on the New Jersey Turnpike seconds before it was engulfed in flames.

John Tashian of Nick's Towing Service
John Tashian of Nick's Towing Service Photo Credit: Nick Testa (Nick's Towing Service)

Nick's Towing Service driver John Tashian of Paramus was returning from a job in Newark when he saw the burning vehicle just off the road in Kearny at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, said his boss, Nicholas F. Testa.

Tashian called a Nick's Towing Service dispatcher who, in turn, notified the Turnpike Authority. He then ran to the car to help get the driver out.

They had gotten a safe distance away when it went up in flames, Testa said.

Kearny firefighters doused the blaze.

New Jersey State Police didn't have to call a tow truck, of course. Tashian brought it to Testa's tow yard in Rutherford.


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