THIS is the hero who came to the rescue after three teenage girls were involved in a horror smash near Worcester, leaving two in a coma.
Jake Regan, aged 22, leapt from his car, jumped over a barbed wire fence and dashed into a field to come to the aid of Tyler Smith, Sophia Carini Morgan and Rubey Devlin.
He dragged Sophia, 18, from the car just moments before it burst into flames and told the three girls to shelter under a tree while he called an ambulance and the fire service. As the Worcester News revealed yesterday, the car crash left two of the girls in a coma.
Tyler, 19, of Spetchley, near Worcester, went to Worcestershire Royal Hospital but is now out.
Sophia suffered serious head injuries and went to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, as well as Rubey, 19, of Worcester, who had abdominal and pelvic injuries. Both were in comas following the crash. They are now stable and remain in hospital.
The dramatic rescue happened after the women were in a Mini heading along Sherridge Road in Leigh Sinton at around 8pm on Sunday. The car went out of control before hitting a tree.
Mr Regan, a window fitter from Alfrick, near Malvern, said: “I was driving down the road with my mum and I saw out the window a car in the field, and a flame.
“I said to her, ‘There’s some people in that car’, it was all so quick.
“I immediately pulled over so quick, I slammed my hazards on, pulled up the handbrake and ran to this barbed wire fence and jumped over it.
“I went maybe 150 yards and I came to the car and could see three people – they were all conscious but were not in a good way.
“I pulled out Sophia and the other two stumbled out, I then told them all to shelter under a tree while I called the emergency services.
“I didn’t have time to think, something just kicked in and I found myself in the middle of it. I was just glad to help.”
Mr Regan, who was in a Vauxhall Astra heading from Alfrick into Malvern, said a second car then pulled over and a fellow good samaritan came along to help too.
Lauren Spartley, Mr Regan’s partner, said: “I am really, really proud of him.”
Meanwhile, Leandra Smith, Tyler’s mum, said: “They cannot operate on her face due to the swelling and there is some nerve damage.
“She will see the surgeon on Monday and Tuesday and they will take it from there. It is one step at a time.”
The police are appealing for anyone who saw the blue Mini before the incident or witnesses who haven’t come forward to contact them by calling 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 550S 11/11/12 .