Teenager Punched Through a Window and Saved a Woman From a Burning Car
A woman in Portland, Oregon crashed her Volvo into a gas pump at a Chevron station on Saturday afternoon. Her car and two pumps burst into flames. Luckily the story has a happy ending.
A bunch of people pulled over to take photos, including two brothers named Phillipe and Raphael Bittar. When Raphael realized the woman was still in the car, he ran over to help her.
The woman had moved to the passenger side at that point, but she was stuck and panicking. Phillipe punched the window, smashed it, and pulled her out. Then he and his brother carried her to the other side of the gas station. At that point the flames had engulfed both the front and back seats. Luckily a gas station employee shut off the main switch to the pumps to keep it from getting worse, but there was still a pretty big explosion before the fire department put it out.
Phillipe got a little scraped up and the woman suffered from smoke inhalation, but everyone's fine. Although it's still not clear why she crashed. According to the local fire chief, "Had this individual not broken out the window and pulled the patient out of the burning car and to safety, I don't believe she would have survived. His actions were nothing short of heroic."