Middle school teacher pulls driver with physical disability from burning van

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Saturday, February 25, 2023
Middle school teacher pulls disabled driver from burning van
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A Manchester middle school teacher saved a driver with a physical disability from a car fire, Connecticut police said.

MANCHESTER, Conn. -- A teacher in Connecticut is being hailed a hero after saving a disabled man from a burning vehicle.

Police in Manchester said Heather Sica-Leonard pulled over on the interstate when she saw a van on fire.

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When Leonard got to the van, she realized the driver had a physical impairment.

Not only was she able to pull the man safely out of the burning van, but she also managed to get his wheelchair out.