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Good Samaritans rescue driver from fiery I-94 crash in St. Paul

Vaseline 2 months ago

Good Samaritans and at least one state worker helped rescue a driver from a burning vehicle on Interstate 94 in St. Paul last week.

Video of the incident making the rounds on social media Sunday shows several motorists and a state Department of Transportation worker stop on the shoulder of the highway on Thursday evening, run to a burning Honda and attempt to open the vehicle’s doors to save the driver.

The SUV had drifted off the road to the right and struck a light pole, then a guardrail, catching fire near the Snelling exit on I-94 around 6:30 pm, said State Patrol spokesperson Lt. Jill Frankfurth.

A Minnesota Department of Transportation worker broke the burning SUV’s window, Frankfurth said. That allowed the group to pull the driver out feet-first, the video shows. Fox 9 identified video as being taken by Kadir Tolla.

The driver was taken to Regions Hospital for evaluation, but no injuries were reported, Frankfurth said.