Three men were honored tonight for pulling a boy out of a fiery
car after a crash last weekend. The boy's mother says if it wasn't for those
men, her three-year-old son wouldn't be alive today.
The boy was trapped after his father's girlfriend was thrown
from the car. It quickly started burning. That's when three men did all they could
to get him out.
"Brings tears to my eyes. I could have lost my son," Brad
Crary finally got to meet the men who saved his son's life,
and they got to see Christopher for the second time.
"We all had an agreement, we weren't going to leave him in
the car, even if it was injury to ourselves," one of the men John Losievski
"We just did what we did because we were there," Jim Knutson
Josh Calaway, Jim Knutson and John Losievski are being
called heroes after they risked their own lives to save three-year-old
Christopher. The boy was trapped in a burning car after a crash Saturday in
"The car started on fire in the front and that's when
Christopher started crying," Losievski said.
Knutson says he went in first, but the smoke got to him.
Next was Calaway, who worked on getting Christopher out of his car seat.
Finally, Losievski jumped in and pulled the boy out.
"That's the sign of a true hero. It definitely is. Most
people would just drive by or try and give up," Christopher's mother Meghan
"When we were in there, the flames were a foot from our
head. The front seats were on fire when we got him out of there," Calaway said.
The men say moments later, the entire car went up in flames.
Christopher's parents say they'll always be thankful for the men and their
"It means everything for me to be here and meet the men that
saved by son's life. If it wasn't for them, I'd be planning a funeral right
now," White said.
Now, a few days later, Pittsville EMS honored the men with
lifesaver awards. But the men say that's not the real reward.
"It's enough honor to see him running around," Losievski
Christopher only suffered minor burns from his child seat.
The family told me the woman driving is doing better. They say she's been moved
out of intensive care and is recovering in the hospital.