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Plow driver rescued from burning truck

Posted at 6:27 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 23:34:26-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Town of Tonawanda man was saved from his burning plow truck after it unexpectedly caught fire Sunday.

Sal Sciria was plowing a friend's driveway in North Buffalo when he saw a man running toward him with his hands in the air.

"He was waving his hands, I couldn't tell what he was saying," he said.

The man was trying to alert Sciria that his truck was on fire. He says the Good Samaritan and his son, Darryl and Anthony DiPalma, quickly pulled him from his burning truck.

Sciria got out with barely a scratch, but says even if he were able to get himself out, he would have been burned. Sciria is disabled. He says 17 years ago he stopped to help a woman on the side of the road who had spun out during a winter storm when he was crushed between two cars. His legs were smashed.

Sciria says he wants to thank those men for saving his life.

"We did what anyone would do in that situation," Anthony DiPalma said. His father, Darryl added, "It always comes back to you tenfold when you help people out and that's what people should remember."