Teacher rescues driver in M-14 rollover crash


The victims of a rollover crash on M-14 earlier today are alive rescued by good Samaritans.

One of the first responder to that rescue was a Dearborn Snow Elementary teacher who saved a stranger's life, and shared her story with FOX 2.

Kerry Sabellico is a devoted second-grade teacher who tells her kids to be "an upstander not a bystander."

"We're driving down the street and we see  smoke and dirt and dust and everything, so we know something bad had happened," she said. "But we didn't know what."

Sabellico pulled over, telling two of her students to stay put. That's when they saw the wreck.

"It's just adrenaline that makes you, I didn't even think about what was going to happen," she said. "I just wanted to make sure everybody was OK."

A mangled mess, a semi-truck carrying scraps of metal, colliding with a car on eastbound M-14 near Joy Road, just after noon.

Both vehicles rolled over, onto the shoulder, and then the car caught fire, with a man and woman trapped inside.

"As I'm walking down there I see a man," Kerry said. "I can see that he is climbing, like, grabbing the grass up the hill trying to pull himself out, so I just grabbed him and started yanking him as hard as I could.

"My face was burning; I could feel the heat from the fire, the smoke, the rubber tire smell. I was just so scared it was going explode."

Others also jumped in to help.

"I saw a lady in scrubs, I saw men in suits," she said. "They were all different people just running around trying to help everybody."

All three victims are now injured, but alive, thanks to those who took the time to stop and risk their own lives.

"If you're in the situation, sometimes you just have to go with your gut and do what needs to be done to help other people." Sabellico said. "I just hope more people do that."
 

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