VANCOUVER – Three men are being hailed as heroes after jumping into action to rescue a woman involved in a fiery car crash.
It happened last night in South Surrey when the woman’s car suddenly left the road.
Crews were called just before 6 p.m. to 24 Avenue near 142 Street. Witnesses say the driver appeared to be unconscious and she may have suffered some kind of medical distress when her Volkswagen drifted across the road, flipping into a ditch and catching fire.
Three other drivers, including an off-duty firefighter, stopped to help and managed to pull her to safety.
“She was driving towards us on 24th here and she was coming straight for me,” said Chris Griffiths, one of the men who came to the woman’s aid. “”I went to avoid her but she went off the road and into the ditch. The car overturned, as you’ve seen, at the side of the road and started to catch fire.”
“We managed to get her from the car, because of the flames we were trying to get her out of there.”
Another Good Samaritan, Mark Heath, said the woman, who has not been identified, was ‘comatose’ and ‘seemed out of it’ when they pulled her free of the wreckage.
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