San Luis Obispo man rescues motorcyclist from fire
August 25, 2012
Michael Sumrall was driving on Ontario Road in SLO at about 4:30 a.m. when he collided with a deer. Sumrall’s bike flipped on top of him and burst into flame.
Steven Gray of San Luis Obispo watched the incident and heard the pinned motorcyclist shouting for help. Gray ran over to the Sumrall and lifted the burning motorcycle off of him. Gray then dragged Sumrall a safe distance to the shoulder of the road.
After Sheriff and Fire personnel arrived, Sumrall was rushed to the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment. Sumrall suffered serious burns to the lower half of his body, palms and eyebrows.
Gray’s decision to take action saved Sumrall from further burns to other parts of his body and quite possibly Sumrall’s life.