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Video shows Ohio trooper, nurse pulling man from burning car

When Trooper Donte Hanns arrived to help the driver of a crashed Ford Mustang, the car burst into flames

By PoliceOne Staff

FREMONT, Ohio — Dash cam footage shows an Ohio trooper and a nurse pulling a man out of a burning car before it exploded.

WTVG reports that a Ford Mustang pulled into the path of a Dodge Durango and collided with it. State troopers said the driver of the Mustang, 21-year-old Jose Gonzalez, was trapped in his car.

A registered nurse who was on the scene checked on the trapped driver before Trooper Donte Hanns arrived. The car burst into flames shortly after Hanns got to the scene. Hanns used his baton to break the car’s passenger-side window. 

The trooper and the nurse were able to pull the driver out to safety. Mere seconds after the rescue, the vehicle exploded. 

"Trooper Hanns was in the right place at the right time. He used his training and basically put himself in harm's way to help save somebody else's life," Lieutenant Matt Meredith said.

Gonzalez was cited for DUI. His arraignment was set for Wednesday, but he reportedly did not show up.

Trooper pulls driver from crashed car before it burst into flames

VIDEO: One of troopers was in the right place at the right time. Tpr. Hanns was in the area along U.S. 20 in Green Creek Township on Nov. 9 and arrived at a recent crash scene. He was able to pull the driver to safety before the car burst into flames. More info about the crash can be found at http://ohne.ws/2mqMJox #saferohio

Posted by Ohio State Highway Patrol on Tuesday, November 14, 2017


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