Video shows man jumping from burning fuel tanker, helped by CDOT workers

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- Video shot by a witness shows a man jumping out of the passenger side of a burning fuel tanker as the flames began to spread after a crash on Interstate 25 on Wednesday afternoon.

The man immediately rolled on the ground and is seen trying to get up before falling back to the ground.

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Two CDOT workers helped man after he escaped burning tanker on I-25. The CDOT executive director is in the center in the photo. Credit: CDOT

Another man, a Colorado Department of Transportation worker, rushed toward the burning tanker to help the man on the ground.

A second CDOT worker also helped. The workers were on maintenance patrol on the interstate.

CDOT has not released the names of the workers who helped the driver.

It appeared the good Samaritan in the video was patting the man's clothes. It's not clear if his clothes were on fire.

The man from the tanker stood up, then fell down again, but was able to hobble away from the wreckage.

The man was taken to Swedish Medical Center. The extent of his injuries are not known.

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