The flaming vehicle was lying on its side after being in a collision with a car.
Police in Texas have released dashcam footage showing an overturned SUV, which had a 70-year-old man in it, being flipped back over by officers and civilians.
Corpus Christi Police Department posted about the incident on social media: "On New Year’s Day, civilians and Corpus Christi Police officers worked together to rescue a 70-year-old male from a burning vehicle."
Police reported that the SUV had been struck by another vehicle which was travelling the wrong direction down a highway.
"The efforts from the officers and civilians are commended for saving the life of the 70-year-old male, who is believed would not have survived without their heroic efforts."