Two North Texas paramedics are getting credit for rescuing a woman from a burning vehicle just seconds before it exploded.
Robert Long and Kayden Bathory got the call about a rollover crash in west Fort Worth just before 1:00 a.m. Police said she was trying to get on I-30 near Chapel Creek Boulevard when she lost control. She hit a drainage culvert, then the mangled truck landed on top of a cable barrier.
When they arrived, the vehicle was on fire and a woman in her 30's was unconscious.
The two paramedics used a fire extinguisher to help knock down the flames to get to the woman.
Just seconds after they pulled her out and made it to safety, the gas tank ignited causing the vehicle to explode.
"It actually knocked us both on the ground. This all just happened so fast there wasn't any time to think at all," said Robert Long. "Our main focus was taking care of our patient and getting her to safety."
"We just did what we thought was right and went straight for the resources what we had on hand, just to try to get to her," said Kayden Bathory.
At last check, the woman was in critical condition at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
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