Young Centurion hero saves man from burning truck

Young Centurion hero saves man from burning truck

Bailey Trollip from Centurion saved a truck driver from a burning truck. Martin Bester spoke to the young hero who saved the life of an unknown man.

Bailey Trollip
Supplied/ Bailey Trollip

Bailey Trollip, 15, from Rooihuiskraal North, Centurion, saved the life of a truck driver in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday. 

Trollip was driving with his grandmother to Durban to rescue dogs.

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While Trollip and his grandmother were driving, they smelled the breaks of the truck in front of them. 

The truck driver drove into a barrier which he did to avoid crashing into other vehicles. 

Due to the impact, unfortunately, the truck caught fire. 

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The driver and the co-driver were stuck in the truck and his grandmother immediately pulled over - and Trollip was the hero of the day after he saw one of the men waving for help. 

The co-driver successfully escaped the burning truck. 

Trollip said at that moment he was thinking that the man trapped in the truck probably has a wife and children. 

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“I was thinking about them."

The truck eventually burnt out.

Our friends at East Rand Mall surprised Bailey Trollip with a R5,000 shopping voucher. 

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