Father and son pull driver out of fiery crash in Bartholomew County

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. - A father and son are being called heroes after they reportedly pulled a driver from a fiery accident Thursday night.

Just before 10:15 p.m., the German Township Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of a car upside down in the 8000 block of N 250 W.

The 911 caller told police that a crash took place outside their home and knocked out their power. Police say her husband, Russ Jones, and son, Loren Jones, ran outside after hearing the crash and pulled the driver from the upside down car through the back window.

A small fire was under the car and within three minutes, the it was fully engulfed in flames.

“I spoke with her and asked her if she was hurt and she said ya," said Russ Jones, who helped rescue the woman, "and I said well you [have] to get out the car is starting to burn and she said, 'I don’t know if I can move,' and I said you better it’s starting to burn."

“Had it not been for the quick and brave actions of the Jones family, the car crash probably would have resulted in a fatality,” said Chief Matt Lynch.

German Township and Clifford fire crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire 10 minutes after arrival. The driver was treated for their injuries at the scene and was transported to the hospital.

Fox59 News did speak with the woman's husband who said she is recovering at home and is expected to be alright.