Heroic rescue from burning vehicle

May 12, 2017 2:34 pm Last Updated: May 12, 2017 2:34 pm

A man saw a flipped-over burning car on the side of the road and rushed over to help.


“I see a car on fire out my window,” Santiago Portillo told NBC LA. “It looked unreal.”

Portillo ran over and pulled the driver, Ricardo Nunez, out of the car. The car had hit a lightpole in Riverside, Southern California. After Portillo gets Nunez away from the vehicle, he yells for someone to call 911.

“I’m not a hero, I’m just a human being. I’d do it all over again for anybody,” Portillo said.