Garden State Man Pulls Two from Burning Car in Route 80 Accident

 

Duncan Smythe was driving to a Fourth of July gathering at a friend’s home in Sussex County when he saw a car veer across the road on Route 80 and strike a Toyota on the shoulder with a great amount of force.

The driver of the vehicle on the shoulder, Michael O’Brien, was outside of his car adjusting his bicycle when he was struck by Mary Potts, 72, and killed instantly. A rear passenger in O’Brien’s car, Mary Briggs, was critically injured and taken to Morristown Medical Center.

Smythe pulled Mary Potts and her passenger out from her car, which was fully engulfed in 90 seconds.

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