Wow — talk about a real-life hero! After a car erupted in flames from a crash at a gas station in Connecticut, a brave woman rushed to save 2 kids inside the burning car — and the incredible act was all caught on a surveillance camera! Watch true heroism at its finest here.
What could have been a tragic story thankfully ended in relief on Aug. 29 when an unnamed 70-year-old man stepped on the gas pedal of his car, instead of on the brakes, and crashed into a Citgo gas pump in Farmington, Connecticut. The gas pump then tipped over and collapsed onto another car while a woman was pumping gas. And obviously gas and friction don’t mix, and the car immediately caught fire! Even worse, there were two young children inside the vehicle!
Luckily, the woman pumping gas nearby sprang into action and swiftly rescued the kids — two boys ages two and seven — by pulling them out of the car and ushering them to safety. SO amazing! The seven-year-old’s father and two-year-old’s uncle, Steve Delaura, was also in the car at the time of the accident and the four ran off to safety before the fire spread. In the end, the fire damaged five cars!
Thankfully no injuries were reported. In the video, the children can be seen narrowly escaping the flames as they engulfed the car — SUCH a close call! The brave woman can even be seen running to the driver’s side, emerging first with a young boy before going BACK inside the car to rescue the toddler! We’re so thankful she was in the right place at the right time, and we can only imagine how the boys and their families must be feeling right now.
And as crazy as it is, this isn’t even the first burning-car rescue to occur this week! Strangers actually came together on Aug. 25 in Binghamton, NY to save a woman trapped in a burning vehicle after a 10-car pileup on the highway! That beautiful act of courage was ALSO caught on camera.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — how amazing is this footage? What a brave woman, huh?