SAND LAKE, Mich. (WZZM)-Two Good Samaritans are being credited for saving the life of a driver, caught in a fiery Kent County crash.
It happened around 3 a.m. at 22 Mile Road and Ritchie Avenue Northeast in Sand Lake. Deputies say a minivan failed to stop at the intersection, went off the roadway and crashed into a tree. The vehicle then caught fire. A neighbor and passerby pulled the driver from the wreckage, just in time.
"The guy kept hollering for help in the car," said Mike Baczewski, who heard the crash from his home. "I got my right arm around him and kind of hoisted him up backwards and got him sitting on the window ledge," he added. "A passerby, he stopped his pickup and he jumped out of his truck and he came over and helped me get him down on the ground. No sooner did we get him down on the ground, it was just seconds, and the car was fully engulfed in flames."
Baczewski says he's seen a lot of accidents at the intersection, and at least one person has died.
Deputies are withholding the driver's name of this latest crash, while they contact his relatives.