Video: A mother and her child escape from a burning car

The video shows the mother driving for about a mile before realizing the car was on fire.

SPRING, Texas – A mother and child survived a terrifying situation in the spring and their dangerous escape was captured on video. They were able to get out of their burning car just before it ignited.

A firefighter who responded to the scene said he was lucky to be alive. Captain Tim Weiman works with the Spring Fire Department. He said crews responded to the scene in Aldine Westfield Road around 4pm on Saturday.

“I spoke with the driver of the vehicle and her young child, both very shaken but grateful that they are okay,” he said.

The video shows the woman driving about a mile with her car on fire before coming to a stop.

Weiman said she had no idea the car was on fire.

“She didn’t notice the car was burning. Which really made her stop and notice, she said, she had smoke coming out of her vents,” she said. Weiman said.

According to Weiman, the woman’s transmission light came on moments before the car caught fire. Investigators said they believe the fire was caused by some sort of mechanical failure.

Weiman had advice for anyone in a similar situation.

“Stay aware of your surroundings, watch your vehicle, watch out for those pesky lights that come on, and pull over and see what’s going on with your car,” he said.

Mother and child count their blessings after the close call.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office and District 4 Constable’s Office have taken over the investigation.

A viewer took this video of the unfolding situation:


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