02-23-2010, 05:37 PM #1
Highway hero punches through windshield to save accident victim
DALLAS -- A Good Samaritan risked his life Monday morning to pull a woman out of her burning car on Dallas, Texas' Interstate 635.
The 39-year-old woman, who has yet to be identified, was trapped after her car flipped on its side and caught fire.
Addissu Andabo, a Dallas auto mechanic, spotted the fiery wreckage as he was traveling eastbound on LBJ Freeway.
"I knew the car was going to explode," he said. "I work on cars and knew it was going to happen any moment."
Rather than run from the flames, the 22-year-old ran toward them.
"I just pulled my car over and rushed up to her," he said.
When he got to the car, he saw a woman who was visibly scared and in a great amount of pain.
"I just kept saying, 'We're going to get you out of here, ma'am. We're going to get you out of here,'" Andabo said.
Andabo said he used his bare hands to tear apart the car's windshield to create a hole large enough to pull the woman out.
This brought tears to my eyes - so touching that there's GOOD in people -- we just don't hear about it enough!
Addissu Andabo is not just a hero - he's an angel.
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