CHICAGO (CBS) – The Good Samaritans ran to help a woman when her car caught fire in an early morning crash on DuSable Lake Shore Drive.
The accident involving two cars happened around 4 a.m. on DuSable Lake Shore Drive near Diversey Avenue.
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Witnesses said they heard a bang and rushed towards a Toyota Camry that caught fire, with a 39-year-old woman inside.
“I looked at her, got her out of the vehicle and thought, ‘Ma’am, are you okay?’ She starts to cry and say ‘My car, my car’ and I’m like ‘Ma’am, your car is on fire.’ I’m like ‘I have to get you out’, ”Mohammad Karan said.
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Karan said he wanted to be a firefighter and that he had a good practice to help the woman get out of her burning car.
Fire officials said the woman was taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago, where her condition stabilized.
A 24-year-old woman who was also involved in the crash refused treatment from paramedics.
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Investigators have yet to say what caused the crash.