SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) – Two elderly people were pulled from a burning car in San Diego County Monday evening by heroic Good Samaritans.
The Lakeside Fire Protection District (LFPD) posted cell phone video of the dramatic rescue.READ MORE: CHP Motorcycle Officer Involved In Traffic Collision On Eastbound 105 Freeway At Bellflower Boulevard
According to the fire department, the vehicle was on fire on the side of Interstate 8, east of Lake Jennings, which is located near the community of Lakeview.
With flames engulfing the car, cell phone video showed two Good Samaritans run in and drag the driver and passenger out of the burning vehicle. Several other bystanders then rush over and help to carry them away from the car.READ MORE: First Weekend Eligible Adults Can Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot In Los Angeles County
The two occupants and a bystander were transported to a hospital with burn injuries, the fire department said. Their conditions were unknown.
The fire spread to nearby vegetation, but responding firefighters quickly contained it, LFPD reported.MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed By Huntington Police Saturday As Nearby Crowds Watched U.S. Open Of Surfing
The cause of the blaze was unclear.