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5/2/08-Canton

Man Helps Rescue Woman Out Of Truck During Tornado

Broken glass and twisted metal is all that's left of an Arkansas woman's truck after a huge tree limb fell on it, and then caused it to flip over.

"I saw this white truck turned over and then I stopped and went over there," said Canton resident Johnnie Harris.

He was driving when the tornado swept through.  He saw the woman trapped inside and jumped to her rescue.

"I was just trying to help somebody. I was just trying to help get her away from the truck because the truck could have blown up or something," Johnnie said.

Johnnie and other motorists had to pull the woman out, already injured and bleeding.

"Her arm was bleeding and she had some scratches on her face," he said.

Shaken up and tossed around, but luckily she was able to walk away from the accident thanks to the quick thinking of one man.

The woman was taken to the hospital, and is expected to be OK.

Tracy Watler, Reporting tracy@kltv.com

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