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Four Rescued From Fiery Crash By Good Samaritan
Four people were rescued by a Good Samaritan after the car they were in crashed and burst into flames.
NBC L.A. reports that Simon Warren witnessed the crash that occurred just before noon on Saturday on the 18100 block of Hatteras Street in Tarzana. Warren pulled a man and woman from the backseat of the vehicle and told NBC, "I dragged her out first and put her out on pavement. I dragged him out by his arms... to get away from the SUV before it blew up."
Warren said he was driving behind the vehicle, which he saw make a high-speed u-turn "for no reason," before slamming into a concrete wall in front of a church, and burst into flames. As KTLA reports, the heat from the crash's fire was so intense, it started to melt the words on the church's sign.
Witnesses saw the driver and one passenger emerge from the car. Then, according to ABC-7, Warren rushed to help. "When I opened the door, I saw two people in there," Warren told KTLA. Warren described the man's head as being split open, and a female passenger had broken legs.
"People weren't doing anything. They were just taking videos and pictures of what was going on, I just couldn't believe it. I had to scream at a couple of guys to give me a hand to move them away from the car before it blew up," Warren told KTLA. "I just think it's so insane that people were just standing around not reacting to what was going on."
All four people injured in the crash are expected to survive, police said, though the extent of their injuries are unknown.
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