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Good Samaritan rescues woman from Burnaby car crash

Burnaby resident Jimmy Sharma rescued a woman involved in a car crash near his home early Sunday morning. Global News

A man is in custody and a woman in hospital after a crash in Burnaby early Sunday morning.

A vehicle crashed into a parked van on Rumble Street and Macpherson Avenue around 2 a.m.

The driver was taken into custody. The injured passenger was rescued from the car by a man who lives nearby.

Jimmy Sharma said he rushed to the scene after hearing a loud noise.

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“One girl was stuck in the passenger seat — I helped her out,” he said. “It was pretty hard to pry open the door but I managed to get her out… She [looked] like maybe she hit her head. She was bleeding out a little bit, but hopefully it wasn’t too serious.”
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A vehicle crashed into a parked van on Rumble Street and Macpherson Avenue around 2 a.m. Credit: Global News.

Sharma said he has noticed an increase in crashes on Rumble Street.

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“This has been happening a lot now on the street since it’s gotten so tight,” he said. “Within the last seven months, three cars have actually flipped over on this block alone.

“[The street] needs to be improved, maybe widened.”
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