“Flames came out of both sides,” said Kenneth Knox.
Kenneth said he no choice but to force that car off the road.
“Got my car real close to her car,” he said.
He said the driver had no idea her car was on fire.
“When we went up to the window she says, ‘why’d you pull me over?’ I said, ‘your car’s on fire…’ she said, ‘oh my god my babies,'” he said.
Kenneth didn’t think twice before opening the back door.
“There’s a three-year-old and five-year-old strapped in car seats, so we started scrambling and got them out and got her out,” he said.
Kenneth’s wife, Dianne, was on the phone with 911, with seconds to spare.
“It was like, ‘we’ve got to get her out of here,'” said Dianne.
“We had a job to do: get the kids out,” said Kenneth.
The car did burst into flames, and the grandmother and children were able to get out unharmed.
“I got to hold the baby and carried him back to the ambulance. Boy, it hit me really hard,” Kenneth said.
The Knoxes said they had one more thing to do before leaving. They went to the back of their car, removed their grandchild’s car seat, and handed it to the woman who just lost both of hers.
“This poor woman is sitting there shaking, and, you know, just got one more thing off her mind,” said Dianne.
It was a good deed reminding them what life’s really about.
“We got in the car after we gave he the car seat, she started crying because of that and we just sat and hugged each other for a minute,” Kenneth and Dianne said.
The CHP warns that if you’re driving and smell smoke, pull over, just to be safe.