Milwaukee neighborhood saves family from burning minivan

Not much to say about this, but you’ve got to admit that a story like this really makes you feel pretty good. Neighbors step up to save the lives of people they do not know.

From WSIN in Milwaukee, who also has the dramatic video from the scene…

A woman from Tennessee lost control of her van and crashed into a tree.

Neighbors rushed to help — some broke windows, others grabbed garden hoses. When Jerry Lepkowski saw the smoke and flames, he grabbed his video camera and ran toward the action. He had no idea he was about to record an amazing and heroic rescue. Neighbors and drivers were the first people on the scene. Almost immediately, they pulled a little girl from the burning minivan, but that was just the beginning. With the girl’s mother and brother trapped inside, two men banged at the van’s window with metal pipes until it broke apart, freeing the mother. That’s when two off-duty firefighters showed up and — with a child still inside — they rushed into the burning car.

Read the full story. I’m unable to embed the video for you, but the link does have a video in the right sidebar of the WSIN page – watch it.