An 18-year old teen was seriously injured last week in New Hampshire, when his Jeep impacted an oncoming semi truck that immediately burst into flames.
The Jeep hit the truck’s fuel tank, which is what sparked the massive fire that engulfed both vehicles. Thankfully, a father son duo, Marc and John Cramer jumped to the teen’s rescue from within the dashcam vehicle, and kept him alive until paramedics arrived, reports WHDH.
Meanwhile, the driver of the truck, 66-year old Jean Morency was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, unlike the teen, Samuel Lachance, who was airlifted to Mass. General Hospital in Boston, according to Boston 25 News.
“He is somewhat alert. He is able to recognize people. His burns are healing unbelievably well. So he’s coming along, but he does have a pretty traumatic brain injury,” explained his mother, Jessica Lachance, who stated that Samuel doesn’t have any memory of the crash or what might have caused him to veer into oncoming traffic – something the police are still investigating.
In the end, the teen was lucky to have the Cramers by his side, not to mention a sturdy vehicle to absorb the force of the impact. Had he been driving a small passenger car, his chances of survival would have probably been lessened.
“He’s not a kid who ever had a speeding ticket. He doesn’t text and drive. He’s not a kid. He’s a very responsible guy,” added his mother.
Thus far, Samuel has been able to answer questions such as “What’s your favorite sports team?” – he’s a diehard Bruins fan.