Good Samaritan, police, fire chief, save woman from burning car

Friday, November 27, 2015
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Officials say if a good Samaritan hadn't stepped in, this story would have ended much differently.

NASHVILLE N.C. (WTVD) -- A good Samaritan, a police officer, and a fire department chief who happened to be nearby all came to the aid of a woman trapped inside a burning car Wednesday.

The good Samaritan rushed to cut away the seat belt before Nashville police Sergeant Brooks Heath arrived on the scene, pulling the woman out of the fiery car.

"If the driver would have still been in the vehicle upon our arrival at the scene there would have been no chance of survival," the Chief of Nashville Fire Department said in a Facebook post on their page.

Roxboro Fire Chief Kenneth Torain happened to be driving by and provided first response.

Torain said he thinks the Good Samaritan is a hero.

"That was the real hero. We're trained to do these type of situations," He said. "But when you see a civilian just stop, put his life on the line when a car is on fire, burning, to save another person - it makes you think that everybody should just do something once a day.

"Just look for it - to be able to help somebody, not just some emergency situation, but everyday life," he continued.

The Nashville Fire Department said the car ran off the road, into the median, and hit a tree. They are investigating the cause of the fire.

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