When cable television installer Brennen Baughman heard screams from a neighboring Porter Ranch home, he dropped his work and sprang to the rescue.
He found Pastor John Yoon, 63, pinned under his car. It was slowly rolling down the slope of the driveway, crushing him.
The car had rolled over the bottom of Yoon's body and was crawling toward his chest. Yoon had blood across his face and body, according to Michele Willer-Allred's report in the Ventura Star.
As the car continued to roll, Baughman, 22 of Simi Valley, tried to push it, but the slope was too steep. He jumped into the driver's seat and put the vehicle into park.
Baughman, a single father of a 6-year-old daughter, freed Yoon and called 911.
"I was able to talk to him and keep him alert. I also noticed a gash on his leg that I didn't notice at first," Baughman told the Star. He used a towel to put pressure on the wound to stop the bleeding.
Doctors at the hospital said Yoon had a collapsed lung, multiple rib fractures, and cuts on his leg and hand extending down to the bone.
"As I lay there trapped under the car, I thought to myself, this is it," Yoon told the Star in a prepared statement. "If it wasn't for this stranger's act of kindness, I'd be dead."