MONTEREY, Calif. (WPVI) --A California highway patrol officer just happened to be driving behind a family's car when it suddenly ignited into flames.
The driver had pulled over in Monterey, and Officer Kaleo Clissold sprang into action.
A woman managed to get out of the car.
The officer then pulled a crying child from the smoking vehicle and then another.
All three family members were treated for smoke inhalation, but without Officer Clissold, it could have been much worse.