A woman trapped in a car explosion cheated death after police tackled the flames and pulled her out of her car in the middle of a highway.
Harrowing bodycam footage shows brave officers rescuing a woman after she reportedly drove the wrong way on a road and crashed into another driver in Florida.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office released the harrowing video of the horror crash which took place on the northbound Suncoast Parkway on the State Road 52 overpass shortly before 12.30 am on December 29.
The 30-year-old woman was driving her 2011 Infiniti G37 when she crashed nearly head-on into a 2019 Ford Fusion, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
It was reported that troopers believed that the woman was impaired and authorities await her blood test and toxicology results.
The report said that the woman’s car caught on fire due to the impact of the collision which saw her trapped inside.
Deputies Justin Keene, James Dominguez, Tyler Croker and Josh Yanzer rushed to the scene before firefighters had reached the crash and used three fire extinguishers in a bid to stop the flames.
They said the flames returned each time but they were eventually able to bend the Infiniti’s side door to pull the woman out.
The woman, who has possible charges pending, was rushed to Bayonet Point Hospital with “incapacitating” injuries, reports ABC Action News.
Her condition is unclear at this time.
The driver of the Ford Fusion, a 30-year-old man, was also taken to hospital and his injuries have been described as “not incapacitating” in the crash report.
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According to the report, he told authorities that he saw headlights right in front of him moments before the crash.
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said they released the footage to “show the dangers our deputies face each shift.”
“We’re proud of their selfless efforts to ensure the driver made it out of the car alive,” the statement said.