2 Real-Life Heroes Pull Baby From Car Moments Before Explosion (VIDEO)

A baby girl lost her dad in an unfortunate accident, but she's still alive thanks to two good Samaritans who pulled her from the wreck just moments before the car's gas tank caught fire and engulfed the whole scene in flames.

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Movers Steven Hill and Jason Nelson almost missed the accident entirely last week, as they planned to stop and sleep, but they came upon it after deciding to deliver the moving trailer to the Jacksonville, Florida, clients at 1 a.m. Hill said that he felt that God put him there for a reason -- to save that baby's life.

Thirty-one-year-old Daniel Dufek was clearly dead from his injuries, according to the two men, and the car was on fire. They decided to pull his body out, since they thought his family might appreciate having a proper burial, but that's when they saw the infant in the backseat.

Hill jumped in the back of the car with all the flames, and struggled to get the baby out. He said that the harness appeared to be melted, but he figured it was better to get her out and let her live, even if she was hurt in the process. He hurt his own arm, and she was bleeding, but he managed to pull her from the car just before the gas tank caught fire and exploded.

"There was no way I was going to let a baby die, no way," he told First Coast News. "I'd burn first for sure."

The little girl was taken to the hospital and was said to be in critical condition. Thankfully, she will likely heal, and go on to have a long and wonderful life. Hill said that he'd like to keep tabs on her and see where she ends up.

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"I just hope she's okay, whether she does anything with her life," he shared. "Hopefully she has children of her own that's all at least. You don't have be a president to be something special. You can be a mom and a grandma. That's special enough for me."

And thanks to him, it looks like she'll get the chance.

 

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