Lincoln Police have released the name of the man pulled from a burning pickup Wednesday afternoon. 72-year-old Michael Engnell was taken to St. Elizabeth's burn center after the incident. His condition is not available.
Two people rushed to his aid Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses say Engnell was unconscious and slumped over the wheel of the burning pick up near St. E's.
"The only thing that went through my head was we need to get him out of there."
Tim Henry is one of the bystanders that pulled a man out of the burning pickup. Henry says he saw a man slumped over his steering wheel near the hospital. He says the pickup had smoke coming out of it. Another person driving by also stopped to help. Moments later the truck burst into flames.
"Guy was nonresponsive so we just yanked him up out of there and pulled him across the street onto the grass," Henry said.
"It was nothing short of heroic, what the people who were driving by did for the gentleman inside of the vehicle," LFR Capt. Ron Trouba said.
Fire officials say Engnell suffered burns, but he is alive. No word yet on what caused him to become unresponsive or why the pickup to started on fire.