Police officers and bystanders joined forces to save a 70-year-old man from a burning SUV after a deadly crash in Texas – and the dramatic rescue was caught on dashcam video.
According to the Corpus Christi Police Department, the wreck occurred early New Year's Day when "a vehicle traveling the wrong way" on state Highway 358 hit the man's SUV, which flipped onto its side and burst into flames. The video, shared Friday on the department's Facebook page, shows eight people come together to flip the vehicle and save the man, whose name was not released.
Police said Richard Lopez, 28, the driver of the other vehicle, died in the crash, the Corpus Christi Caller Times reported. The 70-year-old and three others in the SUV were treated at a nearby hospital, authorities said.
"The efforts from the officers and civilians are commended for saving the life of the 70-year-old male, who is believed would not have survived without their heroic efforts," The Police Department said.