St. Mary's University Police Officer Rescues Woman Moments Before Her Car Is Engulfed in Flames

A local woman might have been engulfed in flames following a car accident had she not been rescued by a concerned driver.

According to KENS 5, a woman drove off the road and struck a metal guard rail near Bandera and Evers roads around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the vehicle flipped onto its side.

A pair of men traveling together pulled over to free the woman from the wreckage but were unsuccessful. While one of the men began filming the accident, the other used a block of concrete to weaken the windshield. At that point, a second motorist — an off-duty St. Mary's University police officer whom News 4 San Antonio identified as Sgt. Ken Hamilton — was able to kick in the glass and rescue the woman.

KENS 5 reports that the woman's car became completely engulfed in flames moments after Hamilton pulled her out.
Paramedics escorted the woman to University Hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries.

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