Good Samaritans Help Mother Rescue Kids From Burning Van


A grateful mother in Rochester, N.Y, can't say thank you enough to the two good Samaritans who saved her four children from a burning minivan moments before it exploded.

Terri Fontanez was driving home from a birthday party when another driver T-boned her minivan at an intersection. According to WROC 8 News the van immediately burst into flames.

Fortunately, off-duty Rochester police officer Christine Wilson witness the accident and snapped into action. She rushed to rescue the children, but was only able to extract the nine-year-old, six-month-old and one of the two-year-old twin boys from the wreckage. Wilson told WHAM 13 she was overcome by heat and smoke and had to be pulled out of the van herself by her own mother, who also witnessed the crash. The last child inside of the burning van was rescued by an unknown man.

There were no injuries reported.




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