With a burning gas pump about to explode just a feet away, video captured the heroic rescue of a driver by an off-duty New York State police officer.
John Vescio instinctively ran when he saw the gas pump he was using had erupted into flames after a car barreled into it.
 Vescio returned and fought through the fire to pull the motorist -- who had blacked out prior to the crash -- to safety just moments before the pump exploded