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Video Captures Frantic Efforts to Save Woman Who Narrowly Escaped Her Burning Car on the 101 in Calabasas
A video taken by a witness captured the effort to save a woman who escaped from her burning car that overturned on the 101 near Calabasas yesterday.
Passers-by stopped to help the woman, 27-year-old Gilani Taylor, who was covered in flames when she escaped the wreckage. Her 9-year-old daughter Jayla died in the accident.
The video provided to KCAL 9 shows several men using their shirts to douse the flames that covered Taylor's body.
"And at first I didn't see any movement hoping whoever was in there had gotten out," Dale Johnsen told KCAL 9.
He had water bottles in his car that he used to help put out the flames on Taylor's body. Taylor was able to remember the phone number of her husband, so she called him and told him what happened to her and their daughter.
"It's like the most horrible trauma. It's like being in a terror movie," Johnsen said.
Taylor was brought to LA County-USC Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition with burns of over 90 percent of her body.