Man rescues woman who catches fire after car crash

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man races to rescue a woman who catches fire after her car collides near the University of Dayton.

The eyewitness jumped into action when he saw the driver was on fire. Ultimately, his quick thinking helped keep both drivers alive before paramedics arrived.

“I was turning into UDF and at the time I see the Mazda turn in front of the Prism,” Malik Hill. “The lady in the prism jumped out her bosom area was on fire she starting rolling around on the ground.”

That’s when Malik Hill raced to her side to put out the flames. Not only was Hill brave, but he came prepared as well.

“I put on a pair of medic gloves and started shousing the fire out,” Malik Hill.

Hill tried his best to comfort the victim before paramedics arrived. He thanks his mother and her extensive medical background for knowing just what to do.

“She was screaming,” Hill said. “I told her she needed to remain calm. I started checking her pulse just te lling her it was okay until 911 was in route.”

At one point, things took a turn for the worst.

“She passed out,” Hill said. “I caught her head and layed her down and kept my fingers on her pulse timing her pulse and then next thing you know she didn’t have a pulse. We started compressions and opened her up with two compressions and she came right back.”

Hill also helped the other driver, also a woman who he says was unresponsive and without a pulse. Both were sent to Miami Valley Hospital. No word yet as to the official cause of the crash. Accident investigators were called to the scene to help piece together what happened.

“It just shows you that vehicles are very deadly if not used the right way and people just need to pay more attention on the road. That just what it shows you not saying no one was paying attention but there was an accident,” Hill said.

We’re working to find out the condition of those involved. Officers say they plan to interview both victims at the hospital… to complete their investigation. 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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