21-year-old Tristan Gareau was driving home around midnight on March 17, when he saw a car veer off the road and smash into a condo complex. Tristan started to drive by, but decided to stop and see if the driver of the vehicle was injured. He pulled off to the side of the road, and watched in shock as the driver's car burst into flames!
Tristan acted fast, yanking open the car door and dragging the man from the burning vehicle. Police arrived shortly after and the 65-year-old driver, Steve Guy, was escorted to the hospital. Guy, who suffers from diabetes, had blacked out during the crash and remembers very little about the whole thing. But after he got out of the hospital, he wanted to meet the man that had saved his life.
On March 20, three days after the accident, the two men met face to face. "I really wanted to meet you; what you did was amazing,” Guy said. Tristan replied, “I’m glad you’re okay; I just wanted to make sure you were okay.” Guy is just happy to be alive! And amazingly, his only sustained injuries were minor scratches from being pulled out of his vehicle.
Tristan doesn’t think of himself as a hero or want any praise. “I just hope other people would do the same thing for a gentleman like this, or for anyone at all,” he said. Tristan and Guy, now friends, have exchanged phone numbers and plan to get together soon.