Two men save driver and passenger from fiery car crash

After both the driver and passenger were safely out and away from the burning car, first responders showed up.

Posted: Nov. 26, 2017 5:30 PM
Updated: Nov. 27, 2017 9:51 AM

Two men are speaking out for the first time after saving two people from a fiery car crash.

It happened in Meridianville on Macon Lane close to Rube Robinson Road.

The men rescued the driver and a passenger from the burning car.


Stewart McGill was eating Thanksgiving dinner with his family.

"I came across the foyer and seen a spark in my right eye. I saw something on fire. There was an accident that happened across the field," said Stewart McGill.

Johnny Rice was driving on Macon Lane to a friend's house and saw a car lose control.

"Turned around and in the middle of the field, the car was on fire. I pulled over. Ran to the car," said Johnny Rice.

"I couldn't see the driver. I could just feel him. He told me he couldn't get out. He was stuck inside the car," McGill said.

Without hestitation, they both rushed to help.

"The flames were rolling in the back seat. We had to get them out," McGill said.

The passenger was unconscious.

"I was thinking how am I going to get this man out of here. The car is on fire. It was intense. I finally grabbed him and closed my eyes. Pulled as far as I could and ge laid there on the ground," Rice said.

After both the driver and passenger were safely out and away from the burning car, first responders showed up.

Stewart McGill and Johnny Rice said it was all in God's work.

Firefighters said the driver is doing just fine. The passenger has a few broken bones and some minor burns.

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