Woman pulled from burning vehicle in stable condition

A woman who was pulled from her burning vehicle by four bystanders was listed in stable condition Wednesday at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Timberly Sue Trueblood, 50, Columbus, was rescued at 7 p.m. Tuesday after she drove her vehicle across a median in the parking lot of FairOaks Mall in Columbus and then proceeded across Herman Darlage Drive, stopping in a grassy area on the east side of the street.

The bystanders said the back wheels of the vehicle were continuing to spin, with friction against the grass starting a fire in the rear of her Jeep Liberty. They used a tire iron to break out a window to remove her from the sport-utility vehicle just before the vehicle became fully engulfed in flames.

Paramedics treated Trueblood before she was taken to the hospital. Columbus police said Wednesday they believe the accident was due to a medical issue.

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Columbus firefighters extinguished the fire upon arrival, and the accident scene was cleared by 8 p.m.