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Santa Claus saved a man from his burning truck in Texas

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Santa Claus was spotted five days before Christmas at the scene of an accident in Dallas County, Texas, when two cars collided and one of them set on fire.

Santa quickly sprang into action and pulled one of the drivers from his burning truck before directing the traffic around the crash site.

Eye witness Margie Culberson, who took a photo of the Good Samaritan Santa, said: “It must have just happened. It was a fireball and a lot of black smoke.”

Coppell Police said they have no record of any Santa Claus being at the scene of the crash.

But WFAA-TV managed to locate him.

Santa Claus was spotted five days before Christmas at the scene of an accident in Dallas County, Texas, when two cars collided and one of them set on fire

Santa Claus was spotted five days before Christmas at the scene of an accident in Dallas County, Texas, when two cars collided and one of them set on fire

Turns out Santa Claus is former volunteer fire fighter Brad Luddeke, from Arlington, who was coming home from delivering toys to families in need in full Santa gear as he does every year.

Brad Luddeke told the news channel: “As soon as I grabbed (the driver’s) jacket and pulled him away, I said, <<Your car’s on fire>>.

“We turned to leave, and I guess the battery exploded. And that’s when everything went up.”

Brad Luddeke won’t admit that he probably saved someone’s life but said he was just glad to help as he lost his son, 17, in a traffic accident seven years ago.


The brave man assured all the good little boys and girls that Santa won’t be late this year after his moment of heroism.

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