Bravery and compassion: Four people risked their lives to rescue woman from burning car

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Bravery and compassion: Four people risked their lives to rescue woman from burning car
Bravery and compassion: Four people risked their lives to rescue woman from burning car

In Garyville, Louisiana, EE.UU, four 4 people risked their lives to rescue woman from burning car. According to State Police a suspected drunk driver crashed into the rear of her vehicle in Garyville Monday morning and four brave people pulled the woman out. At least one of the men suffered facial burns during the rescue.

Trooper Melissa Matey, spokeswoman for the State Police said the crash occurred on February 18 at about 6:45 a.m. on southbound Airline Highway at the intersection with Louisiana Highway 54. The woman was sitting in traffic at a red light when a driver identified as Richard Preston II, 22, slammed into the back of her car. Both, the woman and Preston, were taken to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Investigators said they believe Preston was impaired and speeding when he hit the woman’s car. The impact caused the vehicles burst into flames.

Motorist Anita Haley recorded with her cell phone as four men ran up to driver’s side window of the woman’s car, the rear of which was engulfed by billowing flames and smoke.

The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office shared Haley’s video on Facebook and announced intentions to honor the good Samaritans. Haley said the men should definitely be recognized for their selflessness.

“Such bravery and compassion for someone in a desperate situation,” she wrote on Facebook. “God bless and reward all those involved in saving this woman’s life.”

 

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