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Watch heroic police spring into action and rescue a woman trapped in a burning car Facebook/Indian River County Sheriff's Office
Facebook/Indian River County Sheriff's Office

Deputies were called to a frightening crash scene Wednesday morning in Indian River County, Fla., where a septic tanker truck and a car had burst into flames.

A flatbed truck was also involved in the crash.

Indian River County deputies arrived on the scene around 10:45 a.m., and found that the female driver of the car was trapped inside.

Police dashcam video caught the entire dramatic rescue.

Deputy Robert Sunken smashed the car’s window with a baton, opened the passenger door and attempted to bring the woman to safety, but, between her seat belt, steering wheel and airbag, that proved to be a tall task. Deputy Linda Nolan used a fire extinguisher to put out some of the car fire, but it had little effect.

Suddenly, the woman was able to wriggle a little bit free, and the officers dragged her from the car, imploring her to stay with them as they did.

According to the sheriff’s office, the woman pulled from the car “was airlifted from the scene and her current status is unknown.”

Now this was a job well done.

Matt Naham About the author:
Matt Naham is the Weekend Editor  for Rare. Follow him on Twitter @matt_naham.
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