CHP Identify Good Samaritan in Fiery Willits Crash
Press release from the California Highway Patrol:
On May 26, 2017, at approximately 0030 hours, there was a two vehicle head-on traffic collision on US-101 just north of Reynolds Highway.
One of the first people to arrive at the scene of the collision was a Good Samaritan, 45 year old Nicolas Lee Anderson of San Francisco. The two vehicles involved in the head on collision, a Ford Bronco and a Dodge Ram, had begun to smoke and there were flames towards the front of each vehicle. Nicolas Anderson quickly and decisively moved into action helping to remove the severely injured passengers from the Dodge Ram. Nicolas Anderson was able to safely remove five passengers from the Dodge before the vehicle became fully engulfed in flames. Unfortunately, both drivers from the collision sustained fatal injuries.
Without Nicolas Anderson’s heroic efforts, this tragic event could have been a lot worse.