Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tuckerton Man Saves a Driver Trapped in Car on Fire after Crash; DWI Suspected

Mullica Township Police Facebook Page
On Friday, December 13, 2013 at approximately 1:00 a.m. a motor vehicle crash was reported at the intersection of Nesco and Jackson Roads. A second report was soon received that indicated that the vehicle was on fire and the driver was trapped in the vehicle. 

Officers arrived to find a vehicle fully engulfed. They also found the driver and a passer by outside of the vehicle. It was discovered that the driver, John Hem 22 of Barnegat Light, who is now under investigation for driving while intoxicated, was trapped in the vehicle as it was on fire. 

A Thomas Clark, 34, of Tuckerton NJ drove up upon the scene with his spouse. His spouse called 911, Clark went to see if he could help the driver. He found the driver trapped in the vehicle. Clark used a knife to cut away the seatbelt he was than able to pull Hem out of the vehicle. 

Hem sustained moderate injuries, he was transported to Atlanticare City Division by EMS. Clark described the scene as very dangerous. He indicated that flames were coming through the floor as he pulled Hem out of the car. 

It is clear through investigation that Mr. Clark saved Hem's life. This agency would personally thanks Mr. Clark for his actions, without them it is likely Hem would have not have faired as well as he did. Charges for DWI are pending on Hem.

Press Release provided by Mullica Township Police Department Official Facebook Page.


Publisher said...

GTN gives our praise to Mr. Clark for a great job!

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank Mr. Clark for saving my nephew, Jon. I don't really know how but maybe you will see this comment and read how I feel about what he did. It must have been scary to approach the vehicle under those circumstances and I am so thankful you did! You will never know what a blessing you are! God bless you! every day!

Anonymous said...

Good Jersey Man.

Anonymous said...

Good citizen ...get well Jon Hem ...God sent you an angel when you got into trouble...
Mr Clark ..I applaud you for your courage and compassion.Bless you

Anonymous said...

Great job son. Your mother and I are very proud. Thanks to your spouse as well. Always knew you are both good people, now everyone knows. Dad

Anonymous said...

Mr. & Mrs. Clark you raised him right. Thomas Clark thank you for taking the time to help another. Jon I hope and pray your injuries are not severe. I will pray for you.

Anonymous said...

Thomas Clark -
Your bravery and valiant efforts saved a life! What a stellar reflection on the wonderful job your parents did instilling admirable virtues - what a rarity! Thank you for caring and taking the initiative to get involved. I am proud to know all of you and wish you and your family the compassion, kindness, and honor tenfold that you bestowed.

May God bless all of you!
Linda Fifer

Anonymous said...

I am his sister in law, I read Your post and I will make sure he gets it.

megan cameron scott said...

Aww, thats so great of you guys Tom and Janine! :)

Anonymous said...

Its so great to still see all people domt just drive by and take a pic and post it to facebook!!!! What a brave thing to do, god will repay u for becoming his angel on earth. Thats what u are a angel my friend. God bless you and your family and happy holidays. And to that yound boy u were saved next time u may not be so lucky, from someone who knows it osent worth your life.

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