Good Samaritans Save Sisters Trapped in Burning Car

A group of truck drivers and motorists rescued the women from a car engulfed in flames.
3:00 | 08/18/12

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Now to a dramatic story of courage in the face of is. Two sisters trapped inside a fiery car wreck and the strangers who come to their rescue. The situation was horrific. It seemed hopeless. One witness said the women's car was engulfed in flames and he could hear their screams. Truck drivers and motorists went into action. When this car went up in flames with two passengers inside, strangers came to the rescue. I just yelled, I need a knife. Reporter: Almost 30 people rushed to the rescue. I opened up the door and i got her sister out. And another gentleman got her wheelchair and we brought her up to the road. Reporter: Navy second class petty officer melissaestes breaks the window and releases the passenger. Giovanna, who was handicapped. The driver was unconscious. Reporter: The driver is her older sister. She regains consciousness. She was pinned by the steering wheel. No one could get her out. Reporter: The rescuers risk their own lives. The flames were getting higher and higher. Reporter: Just in time, the cement mixer shows up with water on board. Someone has a crowbar. She was yelling and crying and being hysterical. Reporter: Associated press photographer gerald herber captures the rescue. Have there's though way that woman would have lived if not for the actions of everyone there. Reporter: Felicidad was transported to a nearby hospital. She's in stable condition. The photographer who took those photos only started shooting after he ran up the interstate for half a mile, gathering a kind of posse of truck drivers to get help. The truckers used the fire extinguishers to keep the fire in control. It was amazing and quick thinking. It looks bad. They're going to be okay.

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