Florida woman alerts the driver that SUV is on fire
Raw video: Meridith Olinger frantically tries to get the attention of the driver of a Kia, of which the SUV is on the fire on a Orlando interstate.
A motorist in Florida is life after the other driver frantically warned her to stop after her SUV burst into flames on Friday.
Meridith Olinger was driving on the Interstate 4 in Orlando when she saw the bottom of a nearby SUV was on fire.
“I mean, I felt like I helped someone who really needed help that day,” Olinger told WESH-TV.
The driver of the SUV, Susan King, ” she said, and she stepped out of the car just before it was completely engulfed in flames and was in minutes.
“I am incredibly happy. She is my angel that day. It was surreal,” King told WESH.
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King said the vehicle belonged to her best friend, Tyla Kennedy, who said that the tv station later found out was under a safety recall involving a motor defect.
Kennedy told WESH that Kia customer service said that it had no valid address to send a recall notice, and that there is no compensation until they can prove that the calls that caused the engine fire.
All three of the women who said that they were happy at least that no one was seriously injured in the incident.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed