SAN ANTONIO - An off-duty officer jumped into action to pull a woman from a vehicle moments before it was engulfed in flames early Wednesday morning.
The accident happened around 3 a.m. at Bandera Road and Evers on the West Side.
Police said a woman drove her vehicle off the road, hit a metal guard rail and the vehicle flipped on its side. The vehicle then caught fire with the woman still buckled in. Two St. Mary's University students, who came upon the accident, tried to get the woman out, but were waved off by an off-duty St. Mary's University officer. The officer used his baton to break the window, cut the seat belt and drag the woman out moments before fire engulfed the vehicle.
The two students caught the heroic rescue on video.
The victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but it could have been worse if not for the off-duty officer and the two students.