Fairlawn police had a lot on their hands after a speeding car flipped over and caught on fire after hitting parked cars on West Market Street near Summit Mall on Thursday.
And they had some civilian help.
John Krummrich was nearby when he saw police trying to get people out of the burning car, and saw a distraught woman nearby.
"I just ran across the street and you know, helped the officers carry, pull (the driver) out," Krummrich spoke exclusively with AkronNewsNow about what he did Thursday, "and then me and one of the officers moved him a little farther down the road...and then, there was a small explosion on the car, so then we had him up and move him a little farther."
Krummrich says he ran across the street because people needed help.
"The officers looked like they needed some help getting in and out", Krummrich tells AkronNewsNow.com. "And then, you don't know if there's more people in the car. You just see a woman standing and screaming, and the two officers trying to get this guy out, and you've just gotta help."
Fairlawn police say both the driver and passenger of the speeding car were taken to the hospital.
The crash closed West Market Street between Ghent and Smith Roads for most of Thursday evening.