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Woman pulled from fiery crash in Barnstable

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A young woman is lucky to be alive after a serious car crash on the Cape.

A Samaritan pulled her to safety from her car that was engulfed in flames.

The images from the car crash are incredible. The woman's car was fully engulfed in flames. The crash happened at about 6 p.m. on Santuit Newtown Road in Barnstable.

The woman was a passenger in the car; the driver was able to get himself out of the car just before it went up in flames, trapping the young woman inside.

Fortunately Samaritan Mike McNally was nearby. Without hesitation McNally ran toward the fiery car and pulled the young woman to safety.

He told crews on the scene that the woman's clothes were on fire and he had to stomp out the flames.

She sustained burns on 30 percent of her body.

The car was the only vehicle in the accident. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

McNally said he didn't even think about his own well-being when he ran toward the burning car.

"I just couldn't let her die in this car. I have a young daughter; I couldn't let her see this. I couldn't let this poor girl die in this car," McNally said.

If it weren't for McNally the woman might not be alive, especially because the driver in the accident fled the scene. The driver was not arrested for the incident.

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