Good samaritans pull driver from burning vehicle

(WDTN Photo/Bear Everett)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A driver who crashed on Philadelphia Drive early Wednesday was rescued by two people who almost became victims themselves.

Tra Turner and Jeff Bush both were inside one of the cars the woman crashed into.

“She was slumped over the side. She was slumped. We instantly got out,” said Turner.

Bush said he know they had to step in and help.

“I had to help her I had to help her out the car. She was all bloody. I had to help her out because the car was clicking and it was smoking smoking so I had to help her out,” said Bush.

Police in Englewood say they tried to pull over a driver for speeding around 1:15 a.m. They say she was driving 54 miles per hour in an area where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour.

Englewood police say the followed the vehicle until it crossed over into Dayton. Then Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies tried to pull her over, but they say she still refused to stop.

Police say the woman ended up losing control of the vehicle in the 1100 block of Philadelphia Drive, hitting two parked cars. Her vehicle burst into flames.

Three people inside one of those parked cars rushed to her aid, pulling her out of the burning vehicle.

Police tell us the woman is in stable condition at Miami Valley hospital. She faces charges of OVI and Failure to Maintain Control. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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