Wayne Rancourt
Wayne Rancourt

OAKLAND -- Police are praising the heroic efforts of a Boise, Idaho man after he jumped off an airport shuttle bus to help two car crash victims.

Wayne Rancourt, an executive with wood products firm Boise Cascade, had flown into Oakland International Airport Thursday morning and was riding the Air BART shuttle when he saw a car near Hegenberger Road at the San Leandro Street off-ramp hit the median and overturn, according to police.

Police have not said when the crash occurred or what road Rancourt was on when he saw the crash.

Rancourt asked the bus driver to let him out so he could help, and ran over to give first aid to the car's occupants, police said.

The driver, an unidentified 95-year-old man, was bleeding from a cut to his head while his passenger, an unidentified 75-year-old woman, was uninjured.

Rancourt stayed at the scene until paramedics arrived.

Police said when they later called Rancourt to let him know everyone was ok, he was buying another dress shirt in preparation for his business meeting; the one he was wearing when he helped the driver of the crash bloodied by the man's head wound.

Check back for updates.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report. Follow Katie Nelson at Twitter.com/katienelson210.



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