Let’s get right to it. This dashcam footage from New York shows the wild moment where strangers pulled a woman from a burning car after a devastating 10-car pile-up. The footage comes from the Mayor of Binghamton, David Rich, who shared the video on Facebook.
Rich David, who thanked the ‘brave individuals’ on behalf of the community, wrote:
Dramatic dash camera video of last week’s 10-vehicle pileup on Route 17 in the City of Binghamton. It captures the chilling first moments of the crash and the actions of bystanders who pulled a woman from a burning vehicle. In a time of crisis, these brave individuals navigated through flames and broken glass to save a stranger’s life. The woman suffered only minor cuts and bruises. Miraculously, the crash resulted in no fatalities. We’re still attempting to identify those seen on video so they can be recognized for their efforts. On behalf of our entire community, I commend these unsung heroes as well as our local police, fire and EMS first responders. Binghamton is safer because of you.
According to local reports, a tractor trailer involved in the wreck had faulty brakes. The driver, Allen R. Kirkpatrick, 74, of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, was cited for operating an out of service vehicle. Not that any of that really matters, though. What matters is that everyone was okay. The woman suffered only minor cuts and bruises, and miraculously, the crash resulted in no fatalities.