New Rochelle man credited for helping rescue driver of deadly Mamaroneck crash

A New Rochelle man is being credited for helping to remove a driver from a deadly, fiery car crash early Sunday morning.

News 12 Staff

Apr 14, 2021, 9:43 PM

Updated 1,193 days ago

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A New Rochelle man is being credited for helping to remove a driver from a deadly, fiery car crash early Sunday morning.
The accident happened in Mamaroneck on West Boston Post Road. Robert Harris says he saw a Honda Accord speed by and slam into a utility post nearly 100 feet away.
A passenger was thrown for the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and another passenger were trapped inside when Harris ran alongside the police officer to try and lend a helping hand.
“Two cops were trying to pull the driver from the car and she was pinned. And the car was on fire and they couldn’t get her out of the car,” says Harris. “I got involved and I ended up bending the door frame in half and we got the girl out.”
According to the New Rochelle resident, after he removed the girl from the backseat the entire car went up in flames within 20 seconds.
“All I could think about was getting that girl out of that car,” says Harris.
The victims of the crash have not been identified.
Harris tells News 12 his heart goes out to the family of all three young women. 


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