The Lakewood EMT, Shaq Shechter of Lakewood First Aid, was traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike shortly before 5 PM when he noticed a vehicle on the side of the road smoking.
The EMT pulled over his vehicle, and noticed that an elderly man was still sitting inside.
He quickly ran over to the vehicle and found the man, approximately 75 years old, shaking.
“I asked him if he had any medical condition, and told him he had to leave the car immediately,” Shechter told TLS. The man, says Shechter, had an existing medical condition.
“I pulled him out before the first pop – it was quite frightening,” Shechter says.
A State Trooper arrived moments later and transferred the driver to his patrol car until medical personnel arrived on scene, along with the Fire Department. [TLS]