Man rescued from fiery Stamford crash

STAMFORD - Witnesses are hailing a Stamford doctor as a hero for helping save the life of a driver involved in a serious car accident on Long Ridge Road this morning.

Police say 48-year-old Thomas Blair was headed northbound when he lost control of his car, crossed the center line, hit a telephone pole and a barrier before his car caught on fire. The accident left Blair trapped inside.

Neighbors say Dr. Denise Green-Pasard and her husband, who live nearby, rushed to the scene and did what they could to help Blair.

Green-Pasard says she was unable to get inside the car because the doors had been locked, but did everything possible to make sure that Blair held strong until an ambulance arrived.

According to hospital officials, Blair is expected to make a full recovery.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Max Antoine, 33, was shot and killed early 1 Family urges Stamford man's killer to surrender to police
2 Scholar Athlete: Henry Strmecki
One person has been pronounced dead after an 3 Police: 1 person killed in Bridgeport shooting
The state's attorney's office called Jheison Callecastro, 21, 4 Suspect in police chase appears in court
A Bridgeport dialysis patient who recently had his 5 Nonprofit group helps Bridgeport man regain independence

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.