By Steve Large

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Incredible cell phone video shows a Good Samaritan rescuing a woman trapped inside the cab of an overturned truck, using his bare hands to break through the glass windshield.

The truck flipped over on Highway 160 Saturday afternoon near Arden-Arcade.

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The cell phone video shows the truck on its side. Through the glass, you can see a man helping to free the woman trapped inside. Then, suddenly the video shows the windshield bursting from inside.

You can see a man’s feet and then bare hands breaking it apart, to his friend’s amazement.

“You’re cutting yourself bro, be careful Neek!” someone off-camera said.

Moments later, the trapped woman emerges for a big hug from her daughter.

The hero, his arms covered in blood, gets a hug too. That hero is Nicholas Lee.

“I took the initiative to hop on the truck,” Lee said.

Lee shared his concerns as he jumped into action.

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“To help the lady out, her leg was stuck, the entire time I was trying to make her to remain calm, pull her leg out,” Lee said.

Lee is a former Sierra College defensive lineman. Photos from the Sierra College Athletic Department show number 94 in his playing days just a few years ago.

He said it was his time in the Sierra Colege football program that gave him to the confidence to launch this one-man rescue operation.

“I just know that she thanked me, she was happy,” Lee said. “It put a good smile on my face, so yeah.”

Captivating video of a dramatic rescue showing a hero’s work.

Quick thinking and fast-acting to help a stranger, because he could.

Lee says his football playing days are over and he hasn’t decided what’s next, but he is considering pursuing work in the medical field or as a firefighter.

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The woman rescued was initially taken to a hospital after reporting pain, but she is now okay.