Cop, fishermen, EMT rescue man from burning car

A pair of fishermen, an emergency medical technician, and two Atlantic City police officers rescued an unconscious man from a burning car in Atlantic City following a two-car crash.

According to the Atlantic City Police Department, patrol officers responded to reports of the crash on Route 30 at 3:48 am.

Police say two officers arrived to find a 29-year-old Atlantic City man unconscious in the driver’s seat of the car on fire.

Two fishermen had attempted to remove the driver before officers arrived but were unable to. They did manage to cut the driver’s seat belt, however, which police said “was instrumental in the driver’s rescue.”


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The two officers and an emergency medical technician were able to remove the man from the car and pull him to safety.

Accident investigators said the driver left the road and drove onto an embankment, causing the car to go airborne for about 50 feet before striking concrete pillars and a utility pole.

The car was then struck by another vehicle, which caused it to catch fire with the driver still inside.

The drivers of both vehicles involved in the crash were taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.