Off-duty Border Patrol agent pulls driver from burning car
Woman rescued from flames after accident on I-19
An off-duty Border Patrol agent has been credited for helping to save the life of a driver by pulling her from a burning car Saturday.
Agent Jack Johnson, of the Nogales Station, was driving on Interstate 19 when he saw that one of two vehicles involved in an accident was on fire. He stopped to assist bystanders who were attempting to break the passenger-side window of the smoke-filled car with a fire extinguisher to get to the trapped driver, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
When Johnson, who has been with the agency for six months, noticed the woman’s hair was burning, he fired his weapon at the passenger window to break the glass and open the door. He pulled the driver to safety, saving her life, the agency said.
After the woman was pulled from the car safety, the fire engulfed the vehicle. Everyone at the scene was able to escape the flames unharmed, CBP said.
CBP didn't release any information on possible injuries to the woman.