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HVAC technicians quick to help East County driver trapped in smoking car

Posted at 1:51 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-15 00:10:31-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Driving back from a call in Jamul, two HVAC technicians act quickly to help a driver trapped in a smoking car.

The accident happened on Campo Road.

"It looked like the truck got t-boned by a car and flipped on its side," one of the technicians told 10News.

For Kyle Hester and Anthony Ramirez, it was a day they will never forget.

"Working and something crazy happened, you'll never forget it it’ll always be a story to tell," Ramirez said.

Dashboard cameras installed in their work truck weeks ago caught the entire incident on camera.

"It all happened in a matter of seconds," said Ramirez.

Hester and Ramirez pulled up to the crash before firefighters and paramedics were there. Hester grabbed the fire extinguisher from the back of their work truck to try to keep the car from catching fire.

Ramirez told 10News, "I would consider Kyle a hero."

Meanwhile, Hester said he doesn't consider himself a hero, just a person doing the right thing.

"I think there were other heroes there that day helping out," said Hester.

10News has learned both drivers from the crash were able to get out of their vehicles safely.