Firefighters Cut Roof Off Car to Save Elderly Couple Hanging from Seatbelts

Firefighters cut the roof off of an elderly couple's car to get them out of their minivan after a hit-and-run near the Midway district in San Diego, officials said. 

A car hit the couple's vehicle near the intersection of Chatsworth Boulevard and Elliot Street Saturday night, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said.

The minivan crashed on its side, though the driver took off, leaving the elderly couple hanging from their seatbelts, police said.

Firefighters said they were able to extract them by cutting the roof of the car and removing them. 

The driver had been recovering from a recent surgery and was in a lot of pain, police said. 

Both the man and woman are expected to be okay, according to police.

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