State Police Drag Man Out of Burning Car

Colin Fredericson
By Colin Fredericson
November 9, 2018US News
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State Police Drag Man Out of Burning Car
New Jersey State Police drag a man from the window of a burning car in New Jersey, on Nov. 4, 2018. (Screenshot via Reuters)

An unconscious man was pulled from a burning car by two New Jersey State Police officers seconds before the vehicle was engulfed by flames.

At around 11:25 p.m. local time, officers Thomas O’Connor and Christopher Warwick responded to a call about a car on fire which had collided with the safety barrier on State Highway 42 near Gloucester Township, Camden County.

When police arrived they found a Ford Fusion touching a metal rail. The driver was unconscious and his foot lay depressing the accelerator pedal.

Video recorded by the officers’ dashboard camera shows them struggling for several minutes to open the driver’s door, which was jammed against the safety barrier.

Eventually, they managed to pull the man from the driver’s side window. The burning car was engulfed by flames seconds later, the NJSP said on Facebook.

Once removed from the car, the driver regained consciousness and did not sustain any injuries, the police said.

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