Woman Rescued from Burning Car Thanks Nurse Who Saved Her

 In Nurses Weekly

A woman who nearly died in a car crash got a chance Wednesday to say “thanks” to the nurse who saved her life.

Last month on her way to work, Miranda Rosasco was part of a multi-vehicle crash on I-355. Her car flipped, leaving Rosasco trapped upside down.

At that same time, Cheryl Gallet — a longtime nurse at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital — came across the crash. She saw no emergency vehicles in the area and jumped into action.

She and another Good Samaritan managed to pull Rosasco to safety as her car caught fire.

“I didn’t think about that at the moment. You just do. When we first opened the door, all I saw was her hand hanging and just for like a half second you get that gut punch of ‘oh no.’ But once we started talking, she starting moving and we were able to get her to unbuckle and get her out. So you just do what you gotta do,” Gallet said.

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