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Video: Ill. cops rescue man from burning vehicle after he refused to leave car

The driver was involved in a hit and run accident and refused to exit the burning vehicle, so officers removed him and saved his life


By Monty Davis
The Kansas City Star

OSWEGO, Ill. — The Oswego, Ill., Police Department released dash cam video showing officers removing a man from a vehicle after it burst into flames earlier this week.

The driver, Earnest Sercye, of Aurora, Ill., was involved in a hit and run accident and refused to exit the burning vehicle, according to WSPYNews.com.

The officers removed him forcefully from the vehicle and saved his life.

“The officers ultimately removed the man from the vehicle, saving his life while putting their safety at risk. Oswego Police Officers Brandon Dilg and Cassie Catberro were injured in the incident as they experienced smoke inhalation and Officer Dilg also received burns on his arm and leg,” the Oswego Police Department posted on its Facebook page.

Sercye remains in critical condition.

They were assisted by the Montgomery Police Department and the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office.

©2017 The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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