Hero Damaged His Truck Rescuing Camp Fire Victims Gets A New One
By Doug Lazy on November 13, 2018
Allyn Pierce Is A Hero
SacBee.com says that Allyn Pierce is a nurse and he helped evacuate the Paradise hospital he worked at. After leaving the hospital, he became trapped by burning debris in the road. A bulldozer came to clear the debris but Allyn turned around and drove through the flames, back to the hospital, to rescue more people who had arrived at the hospital.
His Toyota Truck Saved His Life But Was Really Damaged
Allyn made it out of the flames alive but his truck was toast! He posted pics of his Toyota truck after rescuing victims of the Camp Fire and it was burnt, melted and pretty tore up. You can see melted body panels, side mirrors, headlamps and tail lamps and deep burns on the doors.
Check out his truck below:
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Here's my @toyotausa commercial. This truck literally saved my life today. My little town of Paradise was literally burning down around me and @the_pandra got me to safety where I could help others…twice. #campfire #perfectmarshmellow #meltedplastics #buttecountyfire #sema2019 thanks to the fire fighters, law enforcement and my fellow healthcare workers for the work we all did getting the hospital evacuated and our patients to safety. 🤘🏼😔
Suddenly a bulldozer appeared & knocked a burning truck next to him out of the way. There was some room to maneuver. But instead of going forward toward safety, he turned around & drove back into the heart of Paradise. Here's the aftermath of his Tacoma. (The lights still work.) pic.twitter.com/LLUU1fDfYv
— Jack Nicas (@jacknicas) November 13, 2018
Toyota Is Giving Allyn A New Truck
After hearing about his bravery, Toyota is replacing Allyn’s truck: