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Dramatic video shows police and good Samaritans flip burning car to rescue man in Texas

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Posted at 9:10 AM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 09:10:37-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Amazing dash camera video shows police and others rescue a man from a burning car.

It happened early on New Year's Day in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Police said a wrong-way driver struck a vehicle on a state highway, causing it to flip on its side and catch fire.

Several people helped officers get the driver, described as a 70-year-old man, out of the car.

Police said that man would not have survived if not for the efforts of the good Samaritans.

That man was taken to the hospital for treatment. His condition is not known.

Authorities said the wrong-way driver was killed in the crash.