They were at the right place at the right time.
Blackberry Smoke’s bassist, Richard Turner, and members of the road crew were driving on the I-10 in El Paso, Texas when they saw a car on fire.
Turner, their bus driver, Harry Wing, and lighting director Chris Hathaway noticed the car at 2am in flames and sprung into action!
“I thought we were stopping at a gas station or something,” Turner told The Boot. “But, we pulled over…There was a car flipped over right outside our window.”
They arrived at the scene before first responders and before they knew it, they were in rescue mode. Wing ran off the bus with a fire extinguisher, Hathaway went to the passenger side and Turner went to the driver side, trying to open the doors.
Hathaway pulled three people out of the vehicle, an orange Dodge Charger, while Wing sprayed the car with the small fire extinguisher.
The victims were a man, a woman and a young girl between the ages of 8-10. According to the local ABC affiliate, KVIA, the driver was taken to Del Sol Hospital with serious injuries. Police have yet to determine the cause of the crash.
We are praying for the victims and are glad Blackberry Smoke knew exactly what to do during the crisis.
Wing posted a video of firefighters working to put out the fire after they completed the rescue.
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