• Firefighter, good Samaritans rescue woman pinned under car

    By: Natalie Pasquarella


    CORNELIUS, N.C. - John Lamb is a very thankful man after a Cornelius firefighter and other good Samaritans saved his wife and children. 

    Lamb drove with his wife and two children to the Hampton Inn on Statesville Road. He went inside the hotel while his wife Christine and their 18-month-old and 5-year-old stayed in the car.  

    Fire crews say Christine got out of the car and it began to roll away. In an attempt to stop the vehicle, Christine got pinned between the door and a ditch. 

    Luckily, the scene caught the attention of nearby Cornelius firefighter Ricky Roy and two other Samaritans. The three nearby people rushed over to help and were able to lift the car off of the woman.

     When Lamb came out of the hotel and saw what was happening he started to panic. He said he first thought of his wife, and then his children.

     Lamb said he is proud of his wife for trying to save their children. He also sincerely appreciates those who helped rescue his family.

    "I just wanted to give the most heartfelt thank you that I possibly could to the strangers that I have no earthly idea that stopped by and lifted that car off my wife."

     Lamb's wife is waiting to have surgery for multiple pelvic fractures.

    Firefighter Roy is receiving a lot of positive attention on the Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue Facebook page, thanking him for rushing to help this family. ​

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