MADISONVILLE (July 26, 2014) A 16-year-old girl survived a fiery crash thanks to a Good Samaritan.
McKayla Chamberlain was southbound on Highway 75 at around 1:45 p.m. Friday when her car hit a guardrail on a bridge eight miles south of Madisonville, the Department of Public Safety told KBTX-TV in Bryan.
The car then caught fire.
Robert Mitchell, 40, was on his way to see his father when he drove up on the accident.
At first, he said he thought it was a grass fire, but then he realized a car was engulfed in flames.
He stopped and carried the teenager to safety, KBTX reported.
Chamberlain was flown to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston.
Authorities did not immediately release her name or information about her injuries.
Mitchell was taken to St Joseph's Hospital in Madisonville where he was treated for a heat-related injury and then later released.
Mitchell, an unemployed security guard, says he doesn’t consider himself to be a hero.
He told KBTX he "did what was natural."