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Woman saves erratic driver who flipped her the bird

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CRYSTAL RIVER, FL (CNN/BAY NEWS 9) - A Florida driver didn't let road rage get in the way of doing the right thing -- even after she fell victim to a rude gesture. 

It happened in the city of Crystal River on Monday evening.

Kristyn Dominy said she was headed home with her baby when a woman kept passing her, driving erratically down a winding road.

"She did flick me off whenever she passed me." Dominy said.

About 30 seconds later, Dominy said she turned a corner, saw black smoke, and realized the erratic driver had crashed and her car was on fire.

"My first thought when I came around the corner and saw that her vehicle was on fire, I was thinking, 'Karma,'" Dominy said.  "But the same time, I could never even - though she flicked me off down the road - I could never just sit there and watch that happen."

Dominy said the woman was on fire and couldn't get her daughter out of the burning car.

"I don't know how I didn't get burned or anything, because I took the seatbelt off of her and told her to get on the ground and roll to get the fire off of her, because her clothes were on fire," Dominy said.

Once both the mother and daughter were out of the car safely, Dominy called 911.

"The vehicle was up in flames and just the look on the mom and daughter's face, I could never just drive by and not think about that," Dominy said.

Dominy said she doesn't consider herself a hero, but hopes her story inspires people to pay it forward.

The mother and daughter were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Investigators are looking into what caused the car to catch on fire.

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