Video: Calif. cop rescues woman from burning car
Officer Armando Rodriguez assured the woman she would be okay as he got her out of the flaming vehicle
CBS Los Angeles
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — An El Segundo police officer rescued a trapped woman from her burning vehicle Sunday.
In video from the patrol car’s dashboard camera, Officer Armando Rodriguez is seen running to the burning vehicle to pull the 22-year-old female driver from her car. Officer Rodriguez is heard calling for paramedics and checking to see if other passengers are in the backseat shortly before the car is engulfed in flames.
The driver was taken to the hospital with major trauma. She is currently in stable condition. Officer Rodriguez was transported to the hospital after suffering smoke inhalation and minor burns. He has been released and is expected to return to work next week.