a woman posing for a photo: In a mammoth effort from strangers Belinda Gallasch (pictured) and off-duty nurse, Ashlee Inglis, the 25-year-old was pulled to safety from his burning vehicle© Supplied by Related Newspapers Restricted
In a mammoth effort from strangers Belinda Gallasch (pictured) and off-duty nurse, Ashlee Inglis, the 25-year-old was pulled to security from his burning automobile

A tradesman who veered off a freeway at 100km/hr after struggling an epileptic match has praised two courageous ladies who shattered the windscreen of his burning ute and hauled him to security simply moments earlier than the automobile exploded.  

James Giertz’s ute careered from the Princess Freeway close to Tynong, 66 km south-east of Melbourne, after falling unconscious on the wheel on November 2 about 6.30am.

In a mammoth effort from strangers Belinda Gallasch and off-duty nurse, Ashlee Inglis, the 25-year-old was pulled to security from his burning automobile.

Amazingly, he awoke shortly after being saved with nothing greater than a small lower to his leg and feeling a little bit bit emotionally wounded. 

a close up of a person: James Giertz (pictured) walked away unscathed after suffering an epileptic fit at the wheel in an early morning crash© Supplied by Related Newspapers Restricted
James Giertz (pictured) walked away unscathed after struggling an epileptic match on the wheel in an early morning crash

‘I used to be awake on the roadside. Medically I used to be advantageous. Clearly (it was) a bit embarrassing actually,’ Mr Giertz informed Every day Mail Australia. 

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He has returned to his job as a plasterer however has to automobile pool with a colleague to work as a result of his licence being suspended as a ‘necessary’ precaution for six months.

His epilepsy had been ‘beneath management’, Mr Giertz mentioned, with the Friday morning assault occurring utterly ‘out of the blue’.

Ms Gallasch, from Bairnsdale, was heading dwelling after selecting up a photograph sales space for work when she seen headlights pointing to the sky from the verge.

a yard with grass and trees: Mr Giertz's ute (pictured) careered from the Princess Highway near Tynong, 66 km south-east of Melbourne, after falling unconscious at the wheel November 2 about 6.30am© Supplied by Related Newspapers Restricted
Mr Giertz’s ute (pictured) careered from the Princess Freeway close to Tynong, 66 km south-east of Melbourne, after falling unconscious on the wheel November 2 about 6.30am
a train going through a forest: Ms Gallasch, from Bairnsdale, was heading home after picking up a photo booth for work when she noticed headlights pointing to the sky from the verge (ute pictured down embankment)© Supplied by Related Newspapers Restricted
Ms Gallasch, from Bairnsdale, was heading dwelling after selecting up a photograph sales space for work when she seen headlights pointing to the sky from the verge (ute pictured down embankment)

She mentioned after seeing two metre flames capturing out from the ute, adrenaline kicked in and her focus turned pulling Mr Giertz’s physique from the wreck.

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‘The aid of realizing he was out and protected was enormous. Adrenalin is a tremendous factor that saved me going; it was days later that I realised what I had truly performed and the way that has impacted so many,’ Ms Gallasch informed Every day Mail Australia.

‘Being reunited with James and the Police on Wednesday once more highlighted how shut it got here to having a unique end result.’

Ms Inglis arrived and let her nursing instincts take over – the pair had been capable of smash by way of a window utilizing a bit of damaged guard rail.

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a man wearing a blue shirt: His epilepsy had been 'under control', Mr Giertz (pictured) said, with the Friday morning attack happening completely 'out of the blue'© Supplied by Related Newspapers Restricted
His epilepsy had been ‘beneath management’, Mr Giertz (pictured) mentioned, with the Friday morning assault occurring utterly ‘out of the blue’

She mentioned she hardly thought-about the hazard of the hearth, together with her major focus staying solely on saving Mr Giertz from perishing within the flames.  

Two different male motorists pulled over to assist shortly after and assisted within the rescue mission, flagging down a truck and utilizing its fireplace extinguisher on the automobile.

Performing Sergeant Luke Hahir has advisable the 2 ladies obtain formal recognition for his or her noble work and needed to acknowledge the opposite two males. 

He informed Herald Solar they might contact Pakenham Police Station on 5945 2500. 

a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Amazingly, he woke up shortly after being saved with nothing more than a small cut to his leg and feeling a little bit emotionally wounded© Supplied by Related Newspapers Restricted
Amazingly, he awoke shortly after being saved with nothing greater than a small lower to his leg and feeling a little bit bit emotionally wounded

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