Driver Rescued From Burning Car By Police Had Just Seconds To Live

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS)The family of a Mesquite man who was pulled from his fiery car on Sunday said their loved one is in critical condition.

Mesquite police released dashcam footage on Monday showing two officers running to an SUV that was engulfed in flames. The officers rush to the vehicle, breaking the window and pulling 25-year-old Hector Valles to safety.

“Hector is strong. He is a fighter. We are thankful to the Lord that he is here,” said Olivia Valles in a released statement on Monday.

Mesquite police officers Ryan Nielsen and Autumn Soto spoke on Monday about the intense moments. “You’re there rooting for them. You’re there working for them. You need them to make it,” said Nielsen.

Nielsen and Soto were humble about what many in the community considered heroic actions. Soto said it was, “Just another…

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