Piney Point FD: Neighbor Rescued Driver From Burning Car

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ROGERS (KFSM) — A neighbor pulled a woman from a burning vehicle early Wednesday (Nov. 22), likely saving her life, according to the Piney Point Fire Department.

“If I hadn’t been running late for work, I wouldn’t have passed by when I did. I just felt like God was putting all the right people in the right places.” said neighbor Katren Pianalto.

The department thanked the Pianalto on Facebook, saying the good Samaritan pulled the driver to safety before emergency officials arrived. “The passerby put themselves at risk at the same time personal property always ends up coming in second to saving a life.” said Piney Point Fire Chief Daniel Sherry.

The woman hit a tree about 8:21 a.m. and the car quickly became engulfed in flames, according to the department spokesman. The woman’s injuries prevented her from leaving the vehicle, and a neighbor pulled her out.


The woman was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center. An update on her condition wasn’t immediately available.

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