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WATCH: Metro Employee Saves People From Burning Car

A surveillance camera captured Leang “Terry” Ear ‘s heroic actions that helped save two car crash victims

Metro’s board honored rail technician Leang “Terry” Ear for his quick action after a car crash on the East End light rail line.

At its December meeting, Metro’s board honored an employee who saved two people from a burning car.

Early on the morning of November 20, Leang “Terry” Ear was working an overnight shift as a technician on the East End light rail line. He was flagged down by a passerby after a vehicle carrying two people hit a safety barrier and caught fire. Ear and the passerby rushed into action and pulled the driver and passenger to safety. Both people survived the crash.

The entire incident was captured on security video.

 

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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