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Couple Saves Woman From Burning Car

The couple noticed the car was on fire and stopped to help

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    An Abington, Massachusetts, couple saved a woman from a burning car after they noticed the flames on the side of the road. (Published Tuesday, July 5, 2016)

    An Abington, Massachusetts, couple saved a woman from a burning car after they noticed the flames on the side of the road.

    On July 4, Rosemary Schipper-Villa was on her way to the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut with her husband to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary.

    At around 10 a.m., the couple noticed flames coming out of a car on the side of I-95 south in Rhode Island, Schipper-Villa said. 

    The 66-year-old Fred Villa pulled over, "jumped into the situation" and ran over to the burning car, Schipper-Villa said.

    Villa was able to cut the woman's seat belt and pull her out of the car "without hesitation," his wife said. 

    The couple continued on their way to celebrate their last 20 years together after firefighters and EMT arrived to the scene. Schipper-Villa said it appeared the woman escaped with no major injury despite being told the car was completely destroyed by fire. 

    "Great ending to what could have been a tragic story because people cared enough to stop and help!"

    Rosemary posted the video of the car fire and rescue on her Facebook page


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