Posted at: 04/24/2013 4:43 PM
| Updated at: 04/24/2013 5:25 PM
By: WNYT Staff
GLOVERSVILLE - A Gloversville man is being hailed a hero after he pulled a woman from her burning car in Portland, Oregon.
Mark Cole is a 2003 Gloversville grad.
He was driving a rear steering unit of a tractor trailer when it crashed and rolled over the Marquam Bridge.
The truck dumped a 170 foot, 75-thousand pound steel i-beam, right on top of a Volkswagen car.
Both vehicles then burst into flames.
That's when Cole crawled out of his rig and pulled the driver to safety.
Cole says the woman suffered a cut to her hand, but otherwise seemed ok.
Cole's father told NewsChannel 13 about his son's actions.