- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a motorcyclist was being treated for severe burns after fire engulfed his bike as he pumped gas at a Chevron station near Atlanta.

Cobb County fire Lt. Dan Dupree said the man left the Harley-Davidson’s engine running Thursday morning as he filled the tank with gas, not noticing that the fuel was overflowing.

The Marietta Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Op0JWo) that a man at another pump dragged the motorcyclist away from the flames and attempted to use his clothing to smother the fire on the biker’s body.

Authorities said the motorcyclist was burned over the lower half of his body and was being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital’s burn center in Atlanta.

The rescuer burned his hand and was treated at a Cobb County hospital.


Information from: Marietta Daily Journal, https://mdjonline.com/

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