Mesquite, Tx. August 31, 2015 A Garland Texas Police Officer named Michael Mallison was on his way to court in Dallas on U.S. Highway 80 when he saw a serious motor vehicle accident, smoke billowing and people gathering, so he stopped seeing of he could assist. It was good for a woman who was still trapped in the vehicle that he did.
When he arrived although bystanders had attempted to contain the fire of the vehicle with portable extinguishers the woman was screaming in Spanish as she was still in the vehicle. Mallison was unable to understand what she was saying, but a younger woman translated that the woman was saying that her feet were burning.
Mallison too had brought a fire extinguisher to help fight the fire but abandoned it as soon as he saw what was happening and went straight to extricate the woman from the vehicle.
Officer Mallison told 5NBCDFW.com “I don’t know if it’s training that kicked in or what,” Mallison said. “I just knew she needed to get out of that car. I didn’t give it much thought, just wanted to get her out.” noticing that smoke was still coming from the firewall and that her pants had caught fire near her feet.
“I’m by no means a hero,” Mallison said. “It’s something anybody else would have done – any other officer – there is no doubt in my mind.”
The woman’s screams can be heard on the audio as she was trapped in the burning vehicle as others stood by while the officer climbed in the car to rescue her.
Moments after the woman was pulled from the vehicle it can be seen to reignite and bust into flames being completely engulfed and destroyed.