When one car careened into a gas station in Tennessee two days ago, another man was caught in the resulting explosion. A surveillance captures him saving his own life with stop, drop, and roll.

You'll forgive my obsession with this man, Chris Porter, using stop, drop, and roll, but it's not something I've thought of since I was back in elementary school. It's amazing to see how it's been drilled into Porter's head, just like how it's drilled into mine.

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KSDK News reports that Porter is in the hospital for serious burns. He may be there for months with 40% of his body burned, but had he not acted quickly, he easily could have died. The driver who crashed was not hurt, and stated that he blacked out before the crash.