Driver rescued from fiery crash in West Deer by man playing 'Pokemon Go'

Driver rescued from fiery crash in West Deer by man playing 'Pokemon Go'

WEST DEER, Pa. — A man who said he was playing “Pokemon Go” moments before a fiery crash in West Deer told Channel 11 News that he helped to rescue the driver.

The man, Tom Borza, told a Channel 11 photographer that he heard the crash on Gibsonia Road at about 10:45 p.m.

The car went over a hillside and into a creek before it caught fire.

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When the Borza arrived at the crash scene, he and two others pulled the person out of the burning car. One of the two other grabbed two fire extinguishers from his car to help put the flames out.

“I had no chance of putting the fire out with this, but it knocked it down enough to where we could get close to the car,” said Wayne White, who was in a car that stopped to help.

Borza said that all three of them were worried that the car would explode, but all three worked to get the man victim out of the car.

“I ran up and opened the door. The square block of black smoke came out… He was dead weight. So I grabbed his belt and ripped him out,” said Borza.

The crash victim was taken to a hospital.

“It's the spur of the moment. You don't really think of your own safety,” said White.

There was no immediate word on their condition.

Police did not provide any further details.