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Wednesday afternoon, council member Lee Kleinman pulled a man from a wrecked car on Forest Lane

From Dallas Morning News:

Wednesday afternoon, council member Lee Kleinman pulled a man from a wrecked car on Forest Lane

RUDOLPH BUSH / Staff Writer

About quarter to six yesterday evening, the new North Dallas council member, Lee Kleinman, was driving down Forest Lane on his way to pick up his dog from day camp at the PetsMart on Inwood Road.

As he passed under the tollway, he saw a bright red four-door came skidding towards him down Forest, upside down and every which way but right.

The car came to a stop just across from the Forest Car Wash and Detail. A young man, in his late 20s or early 30s, was the only occupant.

A friend let me know last night about the wreck and told me it was Kleinman who pulled the man from the mangled car.

I called Kleinman this morning and asked if anything interesting happened yesterday afternoon.

He didn’t offer it up until I said I’d heard he pulled someone from a burning car.

“It wasn’t burning. It was flipped,” he said.

“I was going under the tollway, and I see this car going upside down and skidding towards me,” he said.

Kleinman pulled over, as did three or four other people. The man was in the car and bleeding. Kleinman and another man were set to pull him out but worried they could hurt him further if his neck was injured.

But then the man unstrapped his own seatbelt and came tumbling down. Kleinman then reached in and pulled him out.

He and others waited with the man while paramedics arrived. Kleinman praised the crew from Station 41 at Preston and Royal for getting there quickly.

He wasn’t sure what the final outcome was, he said. When the professionals arrived, he got back in his car and headed off to pick up the dog. ◼

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