Lindell Marbut and his care taker in Texas heard a large crash and a boom in the morning hours.
“I heard this big boom,” Marbut said. “She come back there screaming and hollering, ‘Somebody has wrecked out in the driveway and their car is on fire!’ ”
Marbut’s caretaker ran to the neighbors to get help, but the old man himself didn’t waste any time.
“I pulled this windshield out with my walking cane,” Marbut recalled. “And here comes a woman’s (the woman who was driving) arm. I got a hold of her and pulled her out.”
The 85-year old man helped get both women out of the car, worrying that if they were in the car too long, it might explode.
“I’ve lived my life,” he said. “Rather than standing by there watching somebody burn, if I can help them I’m going to do it. I’d do the same thing again.”
Both women survived and are expected to recover from their injuries.