After violent rollover crash, woman runs in to help

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Woman runs to help after rollover crash

A Houston woman is being hailed for her heroic actions after a violent rollover crash.

It's a situation many people would run from, but Victoria Hoagland ran toward it.

"I just took off and ran," Hoagland said. "It was on the other side of the stop sign."

Hoagland says she heard the crash from her desk and jumped into action. The surveillance video from her workplace, Auto Care Unlimited, shows her running right to the wreck.

"The whole back and was blown out," Hoagland said. "She had some suitcases and stuff in there so I pulled those out and crawled in with her."

Once inside the SUV with the elderly driver, Victoria shielded her from glass still falling inside. She held her hand and eventually pulled her to safety.

"She was looking for her husband. That was the first thing she said," Hoagland said.

She says the woman had a gash on her head but was conscious and walking, though she was dazed.

After the driver was loaded into an ambulance, Hoagland says the adrenaline started to wear off, but she says her coworkers aren't letting the heroics go to her head.

"So my hair is going back-and-forth and they are imitating me."

Her boss told her what she did was brave but dangerous, but Hoagland says she'd do it again if she had to.

"It just seemed like the right thing to do," Hoagland said. "I know that my husband would appreciate it if somebody would come in and hold my hand if I was frightened."

No one was seriously injured. The cause of the crash still being investigated.
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