Zepeda, with no hesitation or regard for his own safety, launched into action.
He moved his truck’s trailer beneath the worker, providing him with an escape route. Amidst the flames and the smoke, the worker was safely able to shimmy onto a traffic light post and then drop onto the top of Zepeda’s truck, evading serious injuries or even death.
Moments after the worker secured himself on top of the Estes truck, the utility truck exploded.
“It is nothing short of a miracle that our driver, Efrain, was there just as this individual needed rescue from such a dire situation. Enough can’t be said about his bravery and immediate actions that allowed the worker to escape. At Estes, the safety of everyone on the road is our highest priority and Efrain’s heroics exemplify this to the fullest.”Webb Estes, Vice President of Process Improvement
The Sonoma County Professional Firefighters Union posted footage of the valiant rescue to their Facebook page.
Talk about the right place at the right time!