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Father’s car flips over as he drives home to save his kids from burning home

By Mason White 3:45 PM November 12, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A man’s car flipped over as he was rushing home to save his children from a burning house.

The father of Maryland, received a call from his daughter about 11:00 a.m., saying that their house was on fire.

The father, Carlos Pettigrew, immediately drove home as his 3 children, his niece and his dog, were inside the home. The children are 7, 9, and 13 years old, and their 15-year-old cousin was babysitting.

On his way home, his car flipped over at the intersection of Central Avenue and Enterprise Road. Witnesses ran to help the father who was trapped in the car.

When he was freed, people attempted to calm him down, but the father was not ready to relax before he saw that his kids were safe.

He starting running towards his home. He then asked another driver to give him a ride to his house.

Luckily, everyone was out of the house. Firefighters managed to open the basement door so that the dog can get out safely.

Pettigrew was then transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, police said.

The family will receive temporary assistance from the County Citizen Services Unit and the American Red Cross, according to police.