Officers save driver from burning vehicle in Fort Worth crash

03/27/2014 7:35 AM

03/27/2014 7:36 AM

Three patrol officers pulled a driver out of his burning vehicle on Northwest Loop 820 early Thursday, police said.

A civilian riding with one officer used a fire extinguisher from the patrol car to help put out the blaze, police Capt. Shawn Stone said later Thursday.

The driver was taken by ambulance to a hospital. His condition could not be learned. No other injuries were reported.

“These officers conducted themselves admirably and without hesitation to rescue the trapped driver,” Stone said in an email.

The officers were A. Holt, B. Guffey and K. Proffitt, police officials said. They did not release the name of the civilian.

The officers were dispatched shortly before 2:30 a.m. to the 2500 block of Northwest Loop 820 at Marine Creek Parkway.

The vehicle was westbound on the loop when it hit a guardrail, vaulted it and landed on an embankment, according to police reports. The vehicle turned over and was on fire when officers arrived, Stone said.

Within seconds, officers had the driver out, aided by the civilian, police said. Firefighters arrived to finish putting out the fire.

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