HALIFAX – Brian Jenkinson met his guardian angel last Wednesday night when the vehicle he was operating hit a tree on Thompson Street in Halifax. The vehicle erupted into flames with Brian trapped inside.
Matt Savastano saw the vehicle in flames, grabbed his fire extinguisher, called 911 and went into action, dousing the flames and helping Jenkinson from the inferno, bringing him to safety.
Capt. William Palma of the Halifax Fire Department, said, “It was a severe accident and his actions were truly heroic.”
The Halifax Fire Department credits Savastano with likely saving Jenkinson’s life. Jenkinson was treated at a Boston trauma center.
On Thursday, Captain Palma brought some t-shirts from the Halifax Fire Department to show the department’s appreciation to them for their bravery. He also brought the thanks of his department to Savastano who helped save a life.
Jenkinson told his grandfater that he thought surely with his injuries and being trapped inside his truck that he would die there.
But it seems that what goes around comes around and this time Savastano was able to help
Two years before, Jenkinson had saved a man from drowning. This time it was his turn to be saved. Perhaps there is some cosmic justice.