A driver saved two people from a burning car on Highway 16 in Sacramento County on Thursday, according to news reports.
The driver’s sister told CBS Sacramento that it isn’t the first time he has stepped up in an emergency. She provided The Sacramento Bee with video via SlavicSac.com taken of the accident and confirmed the story.
“He’s the best. He’s the best driver. He used to be a truck driver, a school teacher, for a year or something. He saved a girl in Idaho just recently — last month so he’s a hero,” said Yelena Suyunshaliyev, the driver’s sister, told the TV station.
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The crash happened early Thursday at Jackson Highway and Eagles Nest Road. The California Highway Patrol said a Honda and another sedan collided after one of the drivers ran a stop sign.
The impact catapulted the sedan to the side of the road where it burst into flames.
Four people were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but no one was seriously injured.
The CHP is still investigating the crash.