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A California woman survived a fiery crash thanks to the kindness of strangers.

Teresa Avilia was driving down a rural road when an SUV swerved in front of her, causing her car to flip into a ditch. Her rescuers, Jospeh and Nelly Barrientos and Alfedo Ortiz-Hernandez witnessed the accident, and rushed to help Avilla out of the flaming car. When the doors wouldn't open, they bashed a window in. Shortly after she escaped the car was engulfed in flames hot enough to melt the interior.

Avillia suffered minor cuts from climbing through the broken window, but avoided the fate of her car, which was completely destroyed by the fire. According to ABC 30, the California Highway Patrol is on the lookout for the SUV that caused the accident.


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      • 1 Year Ago
      whatever greg -- fkn moron
      granthamplaster1
      • 1 Year Ago
      angels amongst us.
      I Luv Opals
      • 1 Year Ago
      She might have been texting so the swerving SUV caught her off guard.
      GregMcCumber
      • 1 Year Ago
      It wasn't the SUV that swerved in front of her that caused her to flip into a ditch, it was her poor driving and overreaction to the situation that put her in the ditch.
      amercpr
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've been telling my students to tread softly when it comes to this kind of help. California started the Good Samaritan law and then one lady pretty much squashed it by sueing another lady that pulled her from a wreck thinking her car might go up in flames (gas leaking all over). This suit was settled out of court, BUT...doesn't it make you think twice? Oh, by the way, the driver was paralized from the waist down, stating it was because she was pulled out! DAH...I've been in EMS for years and I happen to know that even EMS can compromise a spine by boarding and extricating someone from a vehicle! How the driver thought that would hold up? But it did! Be careful, you never know when you could lose your home/everything by being a "good samaritan". If you're not trained to do it, don't...