MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – A car burst into flames on 385.
Witnesses said the car was hit by another car that kept going.The crash happened on 385 near the Ridgeway exit ramp.
Witnesses said the vehicle went off the road and ran into a pole.
“Everybody started getting stuff to bust the windows. We had to get the man out of this car,” witness Elicia Bridgforth said.
With some help from good Samaritans, a K-9 officer rescued the driver from the burning vehicle before it exploded.
Witnesses said the driver was pinned against the steering wheel.
“All I could find was a gallon of water, so I went back and wet him so maybe it wouldn’t burn him and I could keep him as moist as possible,” Corey Kilpatrick said.
The group tried unsuccessfully to find a fire extinguisher. Moments later, a man ran over with a jack iron and broke through the window.
“It appeared he was completely trapped in the driver’s seat,” Kilpatrick said.
One witness caught the incident, rescue included, on camera and posted that video to Facebook.
I just saw GOD on 385. I’m always in awh of his wonders but today just blew my mind. This car ran off the road and hit a metal post and burst into flames not to mention the passenger was trapped inside as the car was filled with smoke the flames began to fill the inside. THE ENTIRE EXPRESSWAY STOPPED and people ran from their cars trying to break the windows and open the doors of this mans car to free him, as they were the others went up in prayer for God to deliver this man from the paws of the devil…. Now it appeared our prayers was in vain because he couldn’t move and the flames had reach the inside of the truck.But God!!!!!! …..the flames were on the inside but the way my God is set up The Way It Look Like and what it is ,None of the flames touched him and even after the car exploded once All these God blessed people ran back up …Now the passenger even begged them to just let him die . End of Story he’s Alive and well. …… Jesus thats my Goddd