A truck driver is being called a hero by many after he selflessly took action that likely saved the lives of a grandmother and her 1-year-old granddaughter in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Incredible dash cam video from the trucker’s cab shows a car ahead on the highway bursting into a fire ball after colliding with a semi-truck and puncturing the gas tank. All the drivers are seemingly paralyzed in the cars, assuming the driver must have died. A work van that was nearby drove ahead and parked to check on the driver of the truck that also was burning further up the road.

The trucker, David Fredericksen, grabbed his fire extinguisher and decides to go put out the fire. Only after he makes a move do several other witnesses come running to help.

In the video, you can see the group pulling the 51-year-old grandmother to safety. Fredericksen pulled the toddler from the back seat.

Fredericksen’s son posted a video on YouTube, saying that everyone survived the crash on Monday.

(WATCH the video report below or READ the story from ABC News)

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