As onlookers record video, teen steps in to save lady from burning vehicle


Phillipe Bittar, in white, and his brotherPhillipe Bittar, in white, and his sibling

BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) –

While individuals were standing by at a Chevron filling station in Beaverton, taking video of a female trapped inside of her burning car, a 19-year-old concerned her rescue.

“I had not been actually believing, I simply saw her and understood I needed to get her from there prior to it gets worse,” Phillipe Bittar said after saving the female’s life Saturday.

Bittar was on his method to obtain some food with his sibling when they saw the plume of smoke and fire.

However what shocked Bittar wasn’t the flames, it was the crowd of individuals he said loafing, taking video of what he discovered to be a lady trapped in her burning vehicle.

“There resembled six spectators just videotaping like oh man she needs to get some assistance.”

IMAGES: Woman rescued from burning car at filling stationThat’s when Bittar took the situation into his own hands. “I told her, hello I’m going to pull you out, get away from the window since I need to break it and she’s like all right,” he explained.

The woman was taken by medic crews to a nearby healthcare facility.

And now, Bittar is being called a hero.

“I just did what any person’s supposed to do,” he said.

Fire teams later on said in a statement that Bittar’s actions were nothing short of “heroic”. They said if he didn’t pull the lady out in time, she most likely would not have actually endured.

Crews likewise said one of Chevron’s workers shut off the gas pump immediately, avoiding the fire from spreading.

Today the reason for the fire is being investigated.

Bittar won cuts from breaking the window while the female suffered non-life threatening injuries from smoke inhalation.

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