CERRITOS, Calif. – A good Samaritan risked his life to pull two young women out of a burning car early Sunday in Cerritos.
The man told California Highway Patrol officers that he saw a car weaving and then drove off the freeway up an embankment. The car then plunged back down onto the freeway, engulfed in flames.
He pulled over to help, first pulling the unconscious passenger to safety. The man then went went back and pulled the driver out.
At that point, another driver stopped and together they dragged both women away from the wreckage just before the car exploded.
Responding officers said the women would not have survived the explosion.