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December 11, 2009
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Md. cops credited with saving man from burning car

Washington Post

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — Three Prince George's County police officers saved a motorist Monday from a burning car after a collision near the University of Maryland, the county fire department said.

The car caught fire after running into the rear of a truck about 3:30 p.m. on Adelphi Road at Tulane Drive, said county fire department spokesman Mark E. Brady.

Brady said the crash left the driver of the car semiconscious, as flames entered the car's passenger compartment. Three patrol officers assigned to the Hyattsville area reached the scene first and pulled the driver out before the car was fully engulfed in flame, Brady said. The officers were identified as Sgt. David Lloyd, and Officers Paul Mazzei and Eric Southan.

The motorist, a man who appeared to be about 60, was taken to a hospital, Brady said. His condition could not be immediately learned. However, Brady quoted a fire official as saying that without the rescue , the fire could have proved fatal.

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