Seven people were injured when two SUVs crashed on Gilead Road in Huntersville on Saturday, and two of them face life-threatening injuries, authorities said.
Rescue workers blocked the 8400 block of Gilead Road for 1 1/2 hours while they cleared the wreckage from the crash, which happened when an SUV crossed the center line and collided with the other vehicle.
The accident happened in front of Luke Staskys home just before 3:30 p.m.
Stasky and his father were behind their home building a fence and ran to help.
Stasky found a 13-year-old girl trapped in the back of her mothers SUV because the passenger-side door wouldnt open.
Stasky crawled into the car to free the girl.
It was all smoke and stuff inside the car, and I actually got the side door open, he said.
Another man helped him move the girl out.