Hero footy champion risks his life to pull two people from the burning wreckage of a car after horror crash that left one dead
- Retired AFL champion Mark LeCras has bravely rescued two people from a crash
- The West Coast Eagles legend pulled the pair from a burning car on Wednesday
- LeCras, 39, couldn’t rescue a third person from inferno – they died at the scene
- After winning the 2018 Grand Final, West Coast star caused a stir in online video
Footy champion Mark LeCras is being hailed a hero after risking his life to rescue two people from the burning wreck of a high-speed car crash.
LeCras, 32, was driving home from a speaking engagement late on Wednesday night when he saw a car in front of him skid off the road and into bushland.
The father-of-two – who retired at the end of 2018 following his West Coast side’s AFL Grand Final win – pulled over on the Great Eastern Highway and ran to the burning car.
AFL champion Mark LeCras (pictured right, with wife Emily) is being hailed a hero after risking his life to rescue two people from the burning wreckage of a high-speed car crash
LeCras, 32, was driving home from a speaking engagement late on Wednesday night when he saw a car in front of him skid off the road and into bushland. He rushed to help and pulled two people to safety
LeCras was able to pull a 29-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman to safety.
But he could not save a third person, who was still in the car when the flames got too intense.
St John Ambulance confirmed the third passenger, who was travelling in the back of the car, had died at the scene.
The man and woman rescued by LeCras were taken to Royal Perth Hospital suffering ‘serious bleeding’.
The pair remain in a stable condition.
LeCras last made headlines following his side’s Grand Final win when hours after the game he posted a crude video to Instagram.
LeCras retired at the end of last season after winning the AFL Grand Final with West Coast (He is pictured following the premiership victory with his wife Emily and children Molly and Rex)
‘Let me set the scene here,’ LeCras, wearing his premiership medallion, says to the camera.
‘Grand Final, playing Collingwood. We’re down by five goals… you c***s know what happened.’
LeCras later apologised for the video, claiming he had sent it to a private chat group and that he was ‘extremely embarrassed’ that it had been made public.