‘You saved me’: Body cam video shows pregnant woman’s rescue from fiery car on I-77

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — A judge has released the body camera video of a daring rescue over the summer when a pregnant woman was freed from a burning car on Interstate 77.

On July 2, 2021, Kwanelle Parker was driving on I-77 near Gilead Road in Huntersville when he noticed a car engulfed in flames in the expressway. Inside the car was 37-year-old Jamie Sicard, who was seven months pregnant -- and unconscious.

Parker ran across the road carrying a fire extinguisher to the car. He pulled Sicard out of the vehicle and carried her to the other side of the road, saving her life and the life of her unborn child.

He was joined by CMPD Officer Dave Turner to help get her out of the car.

“When I seen that car burning, it just made sense to me,” Parker said.

On Wednesday, authorities released video of the incredible encounter. In the footage, Officer Turner can be heard asking if somebody is in the car and then the situation turns more serious with every second.

“Help me!” Sicard screamed.

“I’m trying to help you,” Turner said.

Sicard was a pharmacy technician who was headed to work at the time of the crash. Turner and other drivers had no clue she was also pregnant.

In the video, the flames intensified and the smoke turned thick and dark, billowing from the car doors.

Officer Turner and drivers like Parker took turns trying to unfasten Sicard’s seatbelt, and finally, they were able to pull her away from the flames to safety.

Months after the terrifying crash, Channel 9′s Allison Latos witnessed the emotional reunion between Parker and Sicard. She shared her gratitude with Parker and photos of her now 5-month-old healthy daughter, Jurnee.

“I am just eternally grateful. You saved me,” Sicard said. “You saved my family.”

“I’m a firm believer that God works in mysterious ways,” Parker said.

‘Forever grateful’: Woman recounts rescue from burning car by good Samaritan

Sicard said she doesn’t remember the crash or the fire, but she will never forget how those strangers saved her.

“For him to risk his life, for me. You know, words just can’t express,” she said.

Parker was driving on I-77 when he came upon a car engulfed in flames on the expressway.

“That’s when I just immediately kicked into action and jumped out the truck and went to assist,” Parker said.

He ran across the wet road carrying a fire extinguisher to the car.

“I opened the door and inside the car was a lady passed out,” he said. “And that’s when I immediately put the fire extinguisher down and jumped in the car to pull her out.”

Parker said as soon as they got her to the side of the road, firefighters arrived.

“The officer, he said, ‘Man, you saved this lady’s life. And not only did you save her life, you saved a kid’s life too,’” Parker said.

Sicard said she doesn’t remember the impact or the flames. She only remembers the ride to the hospital, where she was still being monitored when she first talked to Channel 9 because she was seven months pregnant and high-risk.

>> The body camera video authorities have released can be found here.

“It wasn’t a stroke or a heart attack. There was a substantial amount of carbon monoxide in my bloodstream, of course, from the smoke,” Sicard said.

Thankfully, Sicard and her baby are OK -- only a few burns tell of the scare they survived. She stayed in the hospital until she delivered a few weeks later. A few months later, she met and thanked Parker for bravely putting his life in danger to save hers.

“To just go ahead and pull me out -- it’s amazing. It takes a lot of courage,” Sicard said. “I don’t know them at all but I would just say, I will be forever grateful because you know, you didn’t have to do that.”

The story of Sicard’s rescue by Parker -- two strangers, forever linked -- took another incredible twist. Months after Parker saved her life, he needed help after losing his arm in a motorcycle crash.

The community, inspired by his heroic actions, raised more than $63,000 for Parker to get a prosthetic arm. Both Parker and Sicard told Latos their tragedies revealed blessings and today, their faith is stronger than ever before.

“God is so good,” Sicard said. “He uses everybody perfectly.”

“He gives his toughest battles to his toughest soldiers. Won’t give you anything you can’t handle,” Parker said.

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