Good Samaritan hailed a hero after pulling man from burning car

AURORA (Fox 32 News) - A Good Samaritan helped save the life of a 34-year-old man Saturday morning who was stuck in a fiery car crash in west suburban Aurora, police said.

The single-vehicle crash took place just after midnight on March 31 in the 1600 block of East New York Street, according to the Aurora Police Department.

Jose Martinez, who lives across the street from the crash, pulled a Warrenville man out of the burning car with the help of another citizen, 29-year-old Devin Johnson. The incident was capture on responding officer's dashcam video.

The 34-year-old was charged with DUI and a "litany of traffic offenses," according to Aurora Police. He suffered burns and was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Aurora Police wrote on Facebook: "To say Jose's actions were heroic and brave are an understatement. Had he not taken immediate action, the driver would not have lived. Devin should also be commended for assuring the man was out of harm’s way. Outstanding job, gentlemen."

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