Stranger saves woman from burning car

(WFMY) GREENSBORO, NC-- A stranger pulled a woman out of her burning car after she'd lost control and fell into an embankment.

WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford was there when Mykenley Augustin visited Keri Arthur at Cone Hospital.

"There's not enough people like that left in the world today to go out of the way to put their life on the line to save somebody else," said Keri.

On Wednesday, Keri Arthur was driving on Business 85 just passed Interstate 85 when she lost control of her car. Her car fell into an embankment and became engulfed in flames.

Mykenley Augustin happened to be driving by on the opposite side of the road. He stopped to help. Trooper Knox with the NC State Highway Patrol said that Keri went from door to door trying to get out of the car but could not get them open. She was trapped.

"I heard her start screaming so um I said a prayer and went back to the driver's side and opened the door and reached in and said try to come out this way, grab my hand," said Mykenley.

Mykenley pulled her from the flames.

Now, Keri is recovering at Cone Hospital. She has a broken femur that's been replaced with a rod, a broken wrist, burns on the lower half of her body and forehead, and 8 stitches in her head. Mykenley has minor burns on his arm.

Keri said, "The next thing I know he was pulling me out of the car and he got me away from the burning car and he said everything's going to be ok you're going to be alright. Everything's going to be ok. I promise."

Keri said the doctor estimates she'll be back to normal in about a year.


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