MoDOT worker pulls woman from car crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - You've seen the Missouri Department of Transportation crews our at all hours of the night, clearing our roads, but one stumbled across something pretty terrifying Saturday afternoon.

MoDOT worker David Winship was salting the roads near Highway 69 and I-29 when he spotted smoke coming from a ravine.

When he jumped out and ran closer, he says he heard a woman screaming and noticed her vehicle was on its side and filling with smoke.

After calling 911, and before any emergency crews got there, Winship was able to use a pocket knife to cut the convertible top open. Then he and another driver were able to pull the woman to safety.

"I just did what had to do to get her out," Winship said. "Whenever I see situations like that, I always think about my family and if they were in the same situation, I would hope that somebody else would be there at the same time to help them.

After emergency crews arrived, Winship just went back to salting the roads. Winship said he was just glad he could help.

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