Video: NJ troopers pull unconscious man from burning car

Troopers Thomas O'Connor and Christopher Warwick arrived on the scene to find the car against a guardrail with the unconscious driver's foot on the accelerator


Associated Press

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — Two New Jersey state troopers managed to wrestle an unconscious man to safety as flames consumed his burning car.

Dashcam video showed the drama as it played out on Route 42 in Gloucester Township Sunday.

Troopers Thomas O'Connor and Christopher Warwick arrived on the scene to find the car against a guardrail with the unconscious motorist's foot pressed on the accelerator. As flames engulfed the vehicle and the passenger compartment, the troopers pulled the man out the window.

State police say the driver regained consciousness and declined any medical attention.

 
Troopers Rescue Unconscious Man from Burning Car

Troopers Rescue Unconscious Man from Burning Car On Sunday, November 4, Troopers Thomas O’Connor and Christopher Warwick pulled an unconscious man from a burning car moments before it became fully engulfed in flames on State Highway 42 in Gloucester Township, Camden County. At approximately 11:23 p.m., the troopers responded to a call for a car in the grass median that was possibly involved in a crash. When troopers arrived, they observed a Ford Fusion against the metal guardrail with smoke coming from the front wheel well. The driver of the Ford was unconscious and his foot was pressed on the accelerator. Moments after their arrival, the front end of the vehicle became engulfed in flames. The troopers worked relentlessly to free the entrapped driver from the car as the fire began to spread to the passenger compartment. Within seconds of the car becoming fully engulfed in flames, Trooper O’Connor and Trooper Warwick were able to pull the man out of the driver side window and drag him to safety. Once out of the car, the driver regained consciousness and did not sustain any injuries in the crash. After an evaluation by EMS, the driver declined any further medical attention. The quick and decisive actions of Trooper O’Connor and Trooper Warwick undoubtedly prevented a tragedy. Now, take a look at the rescue!

Posted by New Jersey State Police on Thursday, November 8, 2018

 

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