Several motorists stopped to assist two people trapped in a car after a crash on Interstate 20 in Grand Prairie overnight Monday, according to authorities. [[318758681,C]]
Witnesses told police that the driver of the car was racing a motorcycle on eastbound I-20 when the car blew a tire and rolled several times just after midnight Tuesday. The vehicle came to rest in the westbound lanes of the interstate near Texas 161.
A man and a woman, both in their 20s, were pinned inside.
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"I saw sparks coming out, so I knew something bad was about to happen," witness Justin Gill said. "And then I just saw this car flip over about 7 or 8 times."
People who saw the crash stopped to help, using a large bar to pry the car open enough to pull out the man and woman.
The man was transported to Baylor University Medical Center by medical helicopter with life-threatening injuries, according to Grand Prairie Police Department spokesman Lyle Gensler. The woman was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Westbound I-20 was shut down until after 1 a.m., but all lanes have since been reopened.
NBC 5's Ellen Bryan contributed to this report.