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Berks teenager rescues accident victims

By Jennifer Joas, Reporter, JJoas@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 06 2014 09:32:15 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 07 2014 04:38:03 AM CST

An area teenager is being hailed a hero after he jumped into action along Route 662 in Ruscombmanor Township.

RUSCOMBMANOR TWP., Pa. -

An area teenager is being hailed a hero after he jumped into action along Route 662 in Ruscombmanor Twp., Berks Co.

Kylar Meier, 19, drives that road every day. But, what he was not prepared for was to see an accident unfold right before his eyes Wednesday afternoon.

"I saw three cars in front of me immediately brake. And I was thinking, probably an accident," said Kylar Meier. "Then I see this truck sliding on its roof, sliding down the hill spinning."

Despite car after car driving by without offering help, Meier tells us he did not give it a second thought. He jumped out of his car and into action.

"I was yelling to them and tried opening all four doors. Not one door opened and then I told them to cover up their faces and I kicked the window out," said Meier.

After kicking out the windows, Meier tells us he laid down his sweatshirt over the glass so the people could escape the vehicle. He then waited with them for help to arrive.

"That is all I was worried about, just are these people ok. Because if that was me, I would have wanted somebody to do the same thing," said Meier.

Meier tells us both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts and he is grateful they walked away from the accident unharmed, but he hopes this serves as a reminder to drivers to slow down on Route 662.