Hilliard-Bradley Students Rescue Driver Trapped In Burning Vehicle

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A car crash in Hilliard ended Tuesday morning with the engine catching on fire.  But when a woman became trapped in the car, it was high school students to the rescue.

Students on their way to class at Hilliard Bradley High School witnessed the crash on Walker Road.

Franklin County deputies say two teens were in a car that pulled out in front of a woman on Roberts Road.  The collision caused the woman’s vehicle to smash into a pole, lose a tire and catch on fire.

Another Hilliard-Bradley student riding his bicycle witnessed the crash and dropped his bike to pull the woman to safety. Another student joined in those efforts.

Seconds later, an off-duty firefighter on his way to work arrived to help stabilize the woman and keep everyone calm.

10TV was told none of the injuries are life-threatening.

Off-duty firefighter Chris Schultheis says the actions of the teens may have saved the woman’s life.  “It takes special kids to do that with … absolutely no training. They really (are) heroes to be able to do something like that and they need to be somehow recognized for that.”

The students stayed until all three people involved in the crash were transported to the hospital.  They then continued on to school to start their day.