Man saves toddlers from burning car

Two toddlers were saved from a burning car by the car's driver and a man who was driving next to them.

Two little boys in Seattle were saved from a burning car by a man who happened to be driving bay and the car's driver. (Photo courtesy KIRO via CNN)

SEATTLE, Wash. (KIRO) – A good Samaritan in Washington state is speaking about his recent moment of heroism when he saved two young children from a burning car.

Brandon Howard was headed southbound on Highway 167 and knew he had to warn another driver that his car was on fire.  The car had lost power, so Howard used his truck to push the car to the shoulder of the road.

“I asked him, ‘Are you all right?,'” said Howard.  “There’s nobody else in the car? And that’s when he said that there’s two … two kids in the back.”

Eleven-month-old Nehemiah and his 2-year-old brother, Ezekiel were strapped into their car seats.

The toddlers had just been dropped off at work and the boys were with their babysitter, Ronald Williams.

“When it burst into flames, I was like ‘Oh my God, let me get these kids out of this car!,'” said Williams.

Howard put the toddlers in his truck and called 9-1-1.  Firefighters put out the flames, then Howard drove Williams and the little boys home.

For the father of two, it was a morning he won’t forget.

The mother of the toddlers says she hopes to meet with Howard soon to thank him.

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