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Venture Forthe Nurse is Local Hero

by Nichole Salva

Eyewitness rushes to rescue driver after crash

Thu, Jul 16th 2015 04:00 pm
News Channel 7  [ View Original Article ]
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Good Samaritan jumped into action and helped rescue a woman from her mangled car just moments before the car burst into flames.
 
Down on her hands and knees, Christine Camm rushed to free the driver of the car. She was pinned inside, after crashing Monday on the outbound 33.
 
"She was starting to hyperventilate and panic. We were just trying to keep her calm and figure out how to get her out of the car," Camm said.
 
Moments later, the car burst into flames. The 18-year-old driver was still stuck inside.
 
"She was trying to crawl over from the driver's side and got stuck and said she couldn't move," Camm said. "We just started screaming, 'just pull her as fast as we can.'"
 
With all their might, Camm and the crew of three other Good Samaritans got the driver out alive.
 
"I held her hand, I rubbed her face, I pulled her hair out of her face. She had glass all over her face," Camm said.
 
A registered nurse, Camm says she had just left a patient's house when she saw the car crash then flip over.
 
"The way that car rolled. The impact it took. The sign it took out. They're very blessed and lucky to be alive," Camm said.
 
Considering the fire, Camm says she's lucky to be alive.
 
"I was just down there trying to keep her calm. It was just scary," Camm said.
 
A mother of two, she says her instincts kicked in.
 
"You know, I was on my way to pick up my kids. That could have been me and my babies turned over in that car and I would want someone to jump out and help us, just like I ran and helped them," Camm said.
 
She's a woman of deep faith, with a belief in the golden rule but is modest about her service.
 
"It's a matter of God that had me and the rest of those people in the right place at the right time," Camm said.
 
There were three other teenagers in the car. They made it out okay. There's no word on any of their conditions.