After a July 11, 2019, highway crash in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, involving a semi-truck and several other vehicles, a 64-year-old woman was pinned in the driver’s seat of her burning, heavily damaged car. Flames inside the car surrounded Susan R. Leonard, who unbuckled her seat belt but could not open her door. Leonard screamed for help. Driving nearby, 32-year-old welder Robert Lawson, of King, North Carolina, and 47-year-old nurse Jeffrey Johnson, of Winston-Salem, stopped at the scene and ran to the car. Reaching the car first, Lawson pulled on the driver’s door handle, which broke off in his hand. He reached through the driver’s window and tried the interior handle, but the door failed to budge. When Johnson arrived, they both reached through the window, grasped Leonard’s arms and pulled her from the wreckage.