Ohio Taco Bell worker puts out fire caused by car crash
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A fast-food worker is being praised for his quick thinking.
When a car accident occurred outside of a Taco Bell in Ohio, one of the restaurant’s employees jumped into action. After running outside to check on the scene, he quickly obtained a fire extinguisher and helped put out the flames.
According to reports, an accident involving four vehicles occurred at an intersection outside of a Taco Bell in Toledo, Ohio. (iStock)
The incident occurred outside of a Taco Bell in Toledo on Saturday, 13 ABC reports. According to reports, an accident involving four vehicles occurred at an intersection outside of the restaurant. Apparently, a car slammed on its brakes, causing another car to swerve into oncoming traffic.
Levi Cowdry, a 16-year-old student, was working at the Taco Bell when the accident occurred.
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He told the news outlet, "I go out there and I see it’s not looking good at all. I could start to smell smoke. I knew there were fire extinguishers placed around Taco Bell, so I ran back here, grabbed the fire extinguisher and ran back out there, and put out the fire under the hood and the engine."
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He also said, "I didn’t see anyone else knowing what to do, I don’t think anyone else would think Taco Bell would be the answer, but I knew we had a fire extinguisher in there and I knew it needed to be used.
One of his coworkers described Cowdry’s actions during the incident, saying, "He ran out there to see what he could do, I saw him running back, and I went to meet him halfway and he said ‘fire extinguisher,’ so automatically I ran right here to the drive-thru, grabbed it to meet him halfway. He did what he had to do."
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"Understanding your surroundings is big," Cowdry explained. "Just thinking, if there’s a fire, what could you do in that situation instead of standing there and watching it happen."
One person was reportedly killed in the accident while four others were sent to a nearby hospital.