Papillion Woman Sustains Serious Injuries Before Being Pulled from Burning RV

Posted 2 years ago

By Scott Carlson

ambulance(AP) — A Nebraska woman is in an Omaha hospital with life-threatening injuries after being pulled from a burning recreational vehicle.

The RV caught fire on a street in Papillion. Tom Akins was driving in the area and says he saw the RV pull over with smoke coming from it. He pulled over to help, and saw the occupants push a dog out of the RV’s window. Akins says as he approached the RV, flames began to erupt from it, and he heard a woman screaming inside.

Akins managed to break out the windshield with a hammer, and he and other pulled the 47-year-old woman from the RV.

Theresa Harazin, of Papillion, was flown to an Omaha hospital with burns to her entire body.