On Sept. 9, 18-year-old Justin Gavin was walking to a Walgreens in Waterbury, Connecticut. As he walked along, something terrifying happened.
A small SUV on fire drove by as other drivers honked at it. Gavin joined in, yelling at the car to stop.
“I’m yelling, ‘Stop the car! Your car is on fire! Your car is on fire!’” he recalled to CNN.
The car didn’t stop immediately, but Gavin chased after it and when it finally did stop, he was there to help.
Once he pulled the female driver out, he also rescued her three children aged 1, 4 and 9. The youngest was still in a car seat, but he managed.
Later on, he said he’d been scared and wondered if the car was going to explode, but that didn’t stop him from jumping into action.
“It kind of got scary because I didn’t know