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Good Samaritan rescues driver from burning car

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COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla._ A good Samaritan may have saved a man's life, when he spotted him inside a burning car, and then pulled him to safety.

Valley View volunteer firefighters were called the fiery crash, five miles north of Highway 7 on Trail Road just before 8 p.m. Thursday.

A passerby saw a car on fire on the side of the road and called 911. He told dispatcher's the car's horn was honking. He leaped into action when he realized someone was trapped inside and pulled the driver from the burning car.

 "As we drove past, my wife and I, noticed flames. She stopped. I got out and called 911. As I was talking to the dispatcher the flames got bigger and bigger. I grabbed a claw-hammer and busted the window. I started dragging him out. I got him out to about his waist and had to have my wife get him the rest of the way out. We took him down the road and EMT's showed up," said Bobby England.

When firefighters arrived the driver was semi-conscious. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Emergency responders said the driver's car went off the road and through a barbed wire fence where it burst into flames and ended up in a ditch. They weren't sure why he left the road.

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