Taxi driver saves woman from burning car

An off-duty taxi driver in Nashville was in the right place at the right time on Sunday when he witnessed a car accident and quickly jumped into action to save a woman from a burning car.

“When I heard the loud boom, I knew something was wrong,” Mohamed Muse told WKRN.

Muse was at a gas station when he saw two cars collide and one catch on fire instantly.

“As soon as she hit the other car, smoke started coming out of the car and then all of the sudden fire came out of the hood of the car going up towards the glass,” Muse said.

Muse got a fire extinguisher from his truck and ran over to the woman’s car. He opened the door and unbuckled her seat belt and pulled her out of the car. Muse then used the fire extinguisher to put out the flames.

The woman and Muse didn’t sustain any serious injuries. WKRN reported that the other driver was taken to the hospital with a broken arm.

“I see a lot of stuff as a taxi cab driver, so I always have my fire extinguisher and first aid kit with me in case I can help,” Muse said.

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