Update: 5 men hailed as heroes after rescuing woman, 2-year-old from burning car in Indianapolis

  • Source: WEHT-TV ABC 25 Evansville
  • Published: 05/17/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Five Good Samaritans are being hailed as heroes after pulling a toddler to safety from a burning car on Indy’s east side last Friday morning. IMPD said it all happened around 12:30 a.m. when a woman driving eastbound on I-70 ran off the ramp, hit a transformer and slammed into the side of a building near 23rd and Dequincy street. The car burst into flames, with a 2-year-old in the back seat. “We never thought there was a person inside the car or even a baby in the back seat,” said Joel Najera Diaz. But there was. The five men, Diaz, Itamar Cerrato, Jonsin Najera, Jonathan Tinoco and Dany Tinoco were recording the whole time, including the moment when they decided to run toward the burning car and save the toddler. “We didn’t think about a consequence if the car exploded. It was just natural. We saw her and we ran into it and tried to pull her out,” said Najera Diaz.


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