Cab driver, good Samaritans rescue man from burning car in SoMa

A cabdriver and two good Samaritans helped rescue a man from a car that had burst into flames in San Francisco’s South of Market district early Monday, using a toppled street sign to smash a window during the daring rescue, according to KTVU and fire officials.

San Francisco police rushed to Folsom and 12th streets at 1:37 a.m. on a call that a car was engulfed in flames after plowing into a light pole.

When cops arrived, the three selfless citizens were braving the raging “fireball” trying to save the victim, who was unconscious and strapped in his seatbelt, KTVU reported. A cop cut the victim’s seatbelt and helped the good Samaritans pull the man from the car.

The victim’s condition was not immediately known. No one else was injured.

The victim would have died if not for the heroics, San Francisco police Capt. John J. Fenney told KTVU.

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