Teenage Girl Survives Fiery Crash Thanks To Good Samaritan

By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email
By: Jamie Burch, News Director Email
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MADISON COUNTY - A 16-year-old girl survived a fiery crash thanks to a good Samaritan.

State Troopers say the girl was headed south on Highway 75. Around 1:45 p.m. Friday, her car hit a guard rail on the Bedias Creek Bridge, 8 miles south of Madisonville at the Walker/Madison County line. Her car then caught fire.

Robert Mitchell, 40, was on his way to see his dad. When he drove upon the scene, the car was already engulfed in flames. At first he thought it was a grass fire.

Realizing it was much more, Mitchell stopped and carried the girl out of the street to safety.

The girl, who's name has not yet been released, was flown to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston. We're not sure how bad her injuries are.

Mitchell was taken to St Joseph's in Madisonville to be treated for a heat related injury. He has already been released.

Like most good Samaritans, Mitchell, an unemployed security guard, does not consider himself a hero. He says he "did what was natural."


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