While making his usual route through Biloxi, Mississippi, truck driver David Fredericksen witnessed a horrific crash unfold in front of him.
A car was traveling the wrong direction on Interstate 10. David watched as the vehicle came from the right and drove straight into a truck, causing a massive explosion.
His truck’s dash cam caught the entire thing on tape.
What happened next though is the real footage worth talking about.
Without thinking twice, David got out of his truck and ran toward the fiery scene with a fire extinguisher.
Terrified of what he might find, the truck driver began to pray.
“God, please don’t let me have to deal with somebody halfway burned alive, screaming,” he recalls thinking.
David was positive that any passengers in the vehicle were surely dead. But as he worked to put out the fire, he could see a little head pop up in the back window.
There were two passengers trapped inside the vehicle: an elderly woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter.
Racing to save their lives, David began pulling on the door of the car. The metal had started to melt, and it didn’t matter how hard he tried, David could not get it open.
At a loss of what to do, David turned once more to God for strength. He prayed again, then miraculously was able to pry the door open.
As other drivers approached the scene, David reached inside and climbed into the backseat to retrieve the little girl.
Dash cam footage shows him run to the side with her, while other motorists tend to the grandmother in the front seat. All the while, the fire is still raging.
David says it’s all because of God that the two passengers survived.