Handi-Van driver honored after saving two passengers from fire

By Melvin Givens, Digital Editor, Digital Editor
Published On: Jun 09 2014 11:13:21 PM HST
Updated On: Jun 10 2014 03:06:44 PM HST

Mayor Kirk Caldwell proclaimed today "Georgette Chun Day" after she pulled a couple from her burning HandiVan on May 26 on the H-1 Freeway.

HONOLULU -

It's not often you get your very own day, but that's exactly what a Handi-Van driver received after rescuing two of her passengers.

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Mayor Kirk Caldwell proclaimed Monday "Georgette Chun Day" after she pulled a couple from her burning Handi-Van on May 26 on the H-1 Freeway.

One of the people she helped was in a wheelchair.

Chun got plenty of accolades today along with a cake with her name.

"I'd like to thank my passengers so much to being calm. They made it so much easier for me to do my job," said Chun.

Chun has been a Handi-Van driver for the past seven years.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it may have been related to the van's fuel system.

PHOTOS: Handi-Van driver honored for saving passengers

Click here to see photos from the ceremony honoring Chun.

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