Young woman rescued from burning car in Naples
NAPLES (WGME) – A young woman was trapped in her burning car after a violent crash in Naples.
As the shock wears off, she and her husband spoke with CBS 13 about the crash, and they are now looking for the men who saved her.
Shortly after midnight, Alicia Szostak was driving south on Route 35 in Naples when she spotted a deer in the road.
"I just remember reacting and jerking the wheel as hard as I could, and then trying to over correct again,” Szostak said. “And I remember feeling it go up on two wheels."
She hit two trees and her vehicle ended up on its side. She says her legs felt like Jell-O and she was trapped in the car.
"And then I see the glow of fire start, and I'm trying to get out of there," Szostak said.
She says a car stopped and she heard two men talking about how to get her out.
"I hear the door,” Szostak said. “And they reclined my seat back. Next thing I know they're just pulling me right out of there."
Alicia and her husband say those two men saved her life, but the sheriff's office says one of them left without being identified.
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is asking locals for help in identifying the good Samaritan who helped pull Alicia out of this car. They want recognize him for his bravery.
"Thank you for stopping,” Szostak said. “Thank you for checking. And your urgency. And just caring. And your quick response in getting me out of there and safe. I don't think I would be alive if it wasn't for them."