Troopers Rescue Unconscious Man from Burning Car

State Police Troopers Thomas O’Connor and Christopher Warwick pull an unconscious man from a burning car Sunday along Route 42 in Camden County.

Police dashboard camera footage shows two state troopers rescuing an unconscious driver from his car Sunday night before the car goes up in flames.

At 11:23 p.m., Troopers Thomas O’Connor and Christopher Warwick responded to a call of a possible car crash in the grass median along Route 42 in Gloucester Township, Camden County.

When the troopers arrived, they saw a Ford Focus against the metal center guardrail with smoke coming from the front wheel well. The driver was unconscious with his foot pressed on the accelerator, State Police said.

As flames became visible from the front of the car, the troopers worked to free the entrapped driver. They pulled the victim through the driver side window and carried him a safe distance away, just moments before the car was engulfed by the fire.

State Police said the driver regained consciousness and was not injured in the crash. He was evaluated by emergency medical services and declined further medical attention.

Dashcam video of the incident was posted by State Police to their Facebook page Thursday night and has been viewed more than 117,000 times.

Contact: 609-272-7286 LCarroll@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPress_LC

Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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