'Good Samaritan' saves boy's life

A mystery man has risked his life to save a young child from a burning car.

The three-year-old boy was saved following a fatal road traffic collision. The identity of the man, who has been dubbed the "Good Samaritan", is unknown.

The driver of a dark blue Vauxhall Astra was pronounced dead at the scene while the toddler, who was a passenger in the same car, was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

The driver of the other vehicle, a white Volkswagen van, was seriously injured and was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital, Bedfordshire Police said.

A spokeswoman said: "The "Good Samaritan" was in another car and may have witnessed the collision before risking his own life to save the young boy from the burning Astra.

"Once free of the wreckage, he passed the toddler to a woman who also witnessed the incident and happened to be an off-duty nurse, before continuing on his way without leaving any contact details."

The force is appealing for him to contact them.

He is described only as an "older" man.

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