Florida Strangers Form Human Chain, Save Man From Burning Car

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PALM BAY, Fla. – Strangers banded together, forming a human chain, in order to rescue a man from a burning car Sunday in Florida.

A two-vehicle accident sent one car careening down an embankment in Palm Bay.

People pulled over to free the trapped driver, but he wouldn’t let anyone help and fought back. Police say a head injury made him incoherent.

The man fought with two officers who struggled to free him and bring him up a hill to safety.
The officers said they didn’t think they’d get up the hill before the car exploded… until those strangers linked arms.

“Everyone just kind of jumped in just to save this person. So it was really impressive to watch, to be a part of. You know it was a miracle and a blessing just to see the kindness and the courage involved in that, the bravery,” witness Shannon Perez said.

The driver was later taken to the hospital and his condition is unclear.

The rescuers suffered only minor scrapes and scratches.

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