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Woman drags man having epileptic fit from burning car in Gippsland

A man is lucky to be alive after suffering an epileptic fit while driving and crashing off the side of the road in Gippsland.

Bairnsdale’s Belinda Gallasch pulled over after noticing a missing piece of guard rail.

As reported in the Herald Sun, when she peered over the edge of the Princes Highway in Tynong, she saw James Giertz’s ute.

“I’m not sure how far ahead he was, for me, I just saw the guard rail was down and I saw headlights pointing towards the sky,” Belinda told Ross and John.

“I found unresponsive James in the front seat, then within maybe 30 seconds the rear of the car burst into flames.

“We had to smash the windscreen, we got James out and got him far enough away in case the car blew up.

“He was still having a fit inside the car, his foot was actually revving the engine.”

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“I find this story extraordinary,” Ross said.

“I think you’ve got yourself an appointment at Government House!”

Images: Supplied (Top: Fellow rescuer Ashlee Inglis, with James and Belinda)

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