This is absolutely terrifying! Strangers came together to save a woman trapped in a burning vehicle after a 10-car pile up! When a truck drove through multiple lanes August 25 in Binghamton, NY, a brave group of individuals fled into action and it was all caught on dashcam footage! Watch their heroic moment here!
Dashcam footage shows a terrifying 10-car crash on Route 17 in Binghamton, NY August 25, Daily Mail reports. In the footage, a massive truck plowing right through the intersection of traffic, crashing into cars in its path. A white vehicle was pushed to the side of the highway against a central divide and burst into flames. The video reveals other by-standing drivers run towards the burning car to aid in the efforts to get the trapped woman free.
They pulled fire extinguishers to help put out the flames and in a team effort they were able to drag the woman out of her vehicle. The Mayor of Binghamton, Richard David, took to his Facebook to post the dashcam footage along with a message praising the individuals who fled to the woman’s side. “In a time of crisis, these brave individuals navigated through flames and broken glass to save a stranger’s life. The woman suffered only minor cuts and bruises. Miraculously, the crash resulted in no fatalities,” he wrote in part of his message. Then he called on the community to help identify the individuals. “We’re still attempting to identify those seen on video so they can be recognized for their efforts. On behalf of our entire community, I commend these unsung heroes as well as our local police, fire and EMS first responders. Binghamton is safer because of you.”
The tractor trailer that crashed into the cars resulting in the pile-up had “faulty brakes,” the Daily Mail reports. Allen R. Kirkpatrick, 74, of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania was the behind the wheel and he was later cited for operating an out of service vehicle. The site reports officials stated the cause of the crash remained under investigation, although there are alleged reports that traffic congestion in a construction zone “was a factor.”
HollywoodLifers, we’re so happy everyone is ok! How brave are these individuals?! You can leave your thoughts in the comments below!