At around 7 a.m. on April 22nd, near the city of Yixing in Jiangsu Province, drivers were witness to a horrible turn of events when a bus and minivan collided on the freeway, and the van spontaneously burst into flames.
Witnesses say that in his final moments, the driver of the van pushed his wife out of the burning vehicle to safety, before he himself was tragically consumed by the flames, Sina reports.
Netizens have hailed the man for his bravery in the face of death:
“That is true love, to sacrifice yourself for someone you love,” one netizen commented.
“I am crying as I type this, I hope that he rests in peace, and that she can find comfort in his bravery,” another wrote in.
Vehicles exploding into flames out on Chinese highways are a far too common occurrence. Earlier this year, a 24-year-old hero was able to successfully save a family of five before their crashed car burst into flames.
By Stanley Yu
[Images via Sina]