MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Good Samaritans said they had to jump into action after a car crash set a home on fire Monday in Miami-Dade County’s Pinewood neighborhood.
Police officers and firefighters responded to Northwest 101st Street, between Northwest 14th and 15th avenues.
Surveillance video from a nearby house shows a blue car traveling past a stop sign and colliding with another vehicle, sending it into a tree. The blue car slammed into the garage of the house.
A woman, who asked not to be identified, said she used a brick to break the back window of the car in the the garage to help the man trapped inside.
“I ran straight to the house,” she said. “I grabbed a brick, and I broke the window in. And I broke it and I told him to kick it in because I had already cracked it. So at the moment he kicked, I grabbed him by the shorts, and I pulled him out.”
Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said two people suffered smoke inhalation and one of them also suffered a leg laceration.
Paramedics treated two men who were injured.
Detectives were investigating the cause of the crash on Monday evening.