Contact Us

Watch Heart-Stopping Footage of Man Being Saved From Burning Car

It’s not a scene out of a Hollywood blockbuster, but it sure looks like one.

Watch this frightening video of two police officers in Mesquite, Tex., pulling an unconscious driver out of a burning SUV on Sunday morning (Apr. 19).

Officers Ryan Nielson and Autumn Soto are credited with saving the life of Hector Valles, 25.

Soto said they responded to a crash in the nick of time:

It was pretty intense. I’m just so thankful for him that we were that close, because he had seconds — seconds — left.”

Valles was taken a nearby hospital where he’s currently listed as being in critical condition. He reportedly crashed after he hit a steel beam.

Video of the daring rescue, which you see above, captures just how frightening the entire episode was, as both officers and a citizen on hand do their best to pull Valles out of the car and then reassure him while urging him to “stay with us.”

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheFW

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://thefw.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for TheFW quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!