A terrifying scene at a New York gas station – as a crash leads to a fiery explosion at the pumps.
But a fearless off-duty police officer risked his own life to pull a badly hurt driver to safety.
And this is all caught on video!
In literally a blink of an eye, John Vescio, seen here in the number 13 Yankee jersey on, went from being a commuter to a rescuer.
Vescio is a senior investigator with the New York State police, based in New York City.
Last Tuesday, while off duty, he stopped at the Mobil Station to gas up his unmarked state police car.
“I was standing there at the pump and the only thing I remember hearing was a speeding car; somebody that was entering into the gas station at a higher rate of speed than normal,” said Vescio.
Video from a security camera at the station caught what happened next.
The 69-year-old man who was driving into the station, apparently blacked out, slamming into the gas pump and cars stopped there, including Vescio’s.