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Woman Injured In Crash On DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Good Samaritans Help Her Escape Burning Car

CHICAGO (CBS)– Good Samaritans ran to help a woman when her car caught fire during an early morning crash on DuSable Lake Shore Drive.

The two-car crash happened around 4 a.m. on DuSable Lake Shore Drive near Diversey Avenue.

Witnesses said they heard a bang, and ran to a Toyota Camry that caught fire, with a 39-year-old woman inside.

“I looked at her, grabbed her out the vehicle, and I was like, ‘Ma’am, are you ok?’ She starts crying and saying ‘My car, my car,’ and I’m like, ‘Ma’am, your car’s on fire.’ I’m like, ‘I have to take you out,’” said Mohammad Karan.

Karan said he wants to be a firefighter, and he got good practice helping the woman get out of her burning car.

Fire Department officials said that woman was taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago, where her condition was stabilized.

A 24-year-old woman who also was involved in the crash refused treatment from paramedics.

Investigators haven’t yet said what caused the crash.