A 28-year-old woman named Brandy Guin was in a head-on collision last Monday, while traveling just outside of Charlotte. Then her car caught fire. Brandy was having trouble getting out because her ankle was broken.
But luckily the guy who was driving behind her saw it happen, and immediately jumped in to help.
Staff Sergeant Cory Hinkle was on his way home from his National Guard base in Charlotte. He's been in combat in Iraq, so he is familiar with high-stress situations.
He and another bystander pulled Brandy out, pulling her to the side of the road. But then the heat from the fire caused the shocks on her car to start exploding, with pieces of metal flying everywhere.
None of the pieces would hit Brandy, because Cory used his own body to protect her from it. He told her she'd be okay, because if it was going to hit her, it would have to go through him first.
One piece of shrapnel got him in the ankle. But his army boot stopped it, so he just ended up with a bad bruise.
Other than her broken ankle, Brandy's doing fine.
Check out the video from the crash by CLICKING HERE