SAN DIMAS (CBSLA) — A woman rescued from her burning car by a good Samaritan spoke to him for the first time since the ordeal.
The 63-year-old woman thanked Sebastian Picardi of San Dimas over the phone Saturday.READ MORE: Los Angeles Times Editorial Writer, Robert Greene, Wins Pulitzer Prize
Picardi was walking his dog on San Dimas Canyon Road near Caballo Ranch Road when he witnessed a 2015 Mustang crash into a concrete barrier and steel guardrail.READ MORE: Free Dodgers Tickets For 1,000 Fans As Incentives Continue Rolling In For Californians Who Received The COVID Vaccine
With flames emerging from the dashboard, Picardi sprung into action, and pulled the 63-year-old woman from the burning vehicle.
“Oh Sebastian, thank you for saving my life. I really … excuse me for a minute. I really felt the full impact of what happened,” she said.MORE NEWS: Driver Killed After Careening Into Hancock Park Home, Sparking Fire; Street Racing May Be To Blame
Picardi was honored by his local Sheriff’s station in San Dimas for his heroic actions.