• Experience: I pulled a man from a burning car

    8 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    As I drove past, I saw that a car had crashed into a tree and was on fire. The driver was still at the wheel I was up before dawn one Saturday in late summer 2008. I was on a quest to get my hands on a hard-to-find part for my 1970 Lotus classic car: the silver strip under the doors had fallen off. I'd been searching for months, and finally tracked down a secondhand part at a dealer near Birmingham, who said I had to pick it up in person. I left early to avoid the traffic, and by 6am was on the M40, driving north from London. The motorway was virtually empty and everything was pointing...
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