‘I couldn’t believe we made it ‘: Florida firefighter rescues girlfriend from fiery interstate crash

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A Florida firefighter and his girlfriend say they barely escaped a fiery crash on Interstate 95 a week ago. According to Local 10, the pair were in an Uber on I-95 in Delray Beach when troopers say a car cut off a fuel tanker that collided with the Uber.The couple says immediately flames were everywhere.“I was sitting in the car thinking I was going to die,” Su Hninyi said.Her boyfriend, firefighter Bryan Aparicio, was able to get out of the car engulfed with flames. But Hninyi was still trapped so he went back into the car through a rear windshield to rescue her.“The moment we got over the barricade, the car exploded behind us,” she said.Aparicio was left with significant second- and third-degree burns on his face, head and arms. Hninyi suffered burns to her legs and arms. She says she is emotional when she thinks of what could have happened. “I couldn’t believe we made it together. I’m so happy that everybody survived,” Hninyi said.The Uber driver was injured the worst. He has severe burns on over 35 percent of his body.

A Florida firefighter and his girlfriend say they barely escaped a fiery crash on Interstate 95 a week ago.

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According to Local 10, the pair were in an Uber on I-95 in Delray Beach when troopers say a car cut off a fuel tanker that collided with the Uber.

The couple says immediately flames were everywhere.

“I was sitting in the car thinking I was going to die,” Su Hninyi said.

Her boyfriend, firefighter Bryan Aparicio, was able to get out of the car engulfed with flames. But Hninyi was still trapped so he went back into the car through a rear windshield to rescue her.

“The moment we got over the barricade, the car exploded behind us,” she said.

Aparicio was left with significant second- and third-degree burns on his face, head and arms. Hninyi suffered burns to her legs and arms.

She says she is emotional when she thinks of what could have happened.

“I couldn’t believe we made it together. I’m so happy that everybody survived,” Hninyi said.

The Uber driver was injured the worst. He has severe burns on over 35 percent of his body.

Contributed by local news sources

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