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Chase Bank employees rescue Louisville woman from car full of cigarettes

By meerna Jul11,2024
Chase Bank employees rescue Louisville woman from car full of cigarettes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The terrifying moments were captured on camera at the Chase Bank on Bardstown Road as a woman’s car burst into flames.

Dawn Simpson pulled up to the restaurant and moments later her car stalled and began filling with smoke.

Simpson said it was difficult for her to exit through the driver’s door because she was so close to the ATM. Alan Stone, an employee, quickly ran outside to help Simpson exit through the passenger door.

“She was trying to put money away and was on the phone and I said, ‘Ma’am, we need to get out of the car, I think it’s about to catch on fire,'” Stone said.

Stone’s heroism didn’t stop there. He then ran to the fire station, which was just a block away.

“I knocked on the door, they came to the door and said what’s going on and I said, ‘We have a woman in her car in the driveway, her car is on fire,’ and he said, ‘Are you sure it’s not overheating?’ and I said, ‘No, I’m pretty sure it’ll be on in five minutes,’ and they sprang into action,” Stone said.

Stone’s instincts were right. The smoke turned to flames. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze without injury.

Simpson said she is grateful to those who helped save her life.

“They treated me the way I treat others, and you don’t see that very often. People don’t usually reciprocate the love you show them, and I really felt that and it moved me,” Simpson said.

Simpson believes the fire may have been caused by an electrical fault. He is currently using a rental car but is waiting for a more permanent set of wheels.

By meerna

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