Good Samaritans rescue driver from burning car
NORTH HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Several bystander pulled a driver from a car that was engulfed in flames in north Harris County
Deputies said the 26-year-old driver crashed into a tree at Ella and Romano Park just before midnight Sunday, and his car burst into flames.
The fire shot several feet into the air in several directions. Several people rushed to help pull the driver to safety.
"The door was jammed, the driver’s seat was jammed and the only thing I was able to do was bend that part of the door down and we were able to pull him out. He was on fire. The clothes were burned off his body," Christopher Dues said.
Kenyatta Carter, a fitness manager with a military background, was on his way to the store and said he knew he had to jump in and help.
"When I saw people pulling him out, right away I started to help, assist pulling the guy out. I thought, if they are in it, they were courageous enough, then who am I to sit in the comfort of my car while these people go out and try to save this young man's life" Carter said.
Deputies said the victim was headed northbound on Ella when his car went off the road and slammed into a tree. He was in and out of consciousness and couldn't get out on his own. Carter and several others saved his life, authorities said.
"I just did what I felt like I would have wanted someone to do for me in that situation," Carter said.
The victim suffered severe burns to his legs and was flown to the hospital. He is expected to recover.
No one else was hurt.
Deputies are investigating whether alcohol might have been a factor in the crash.