WARNING, DISTRESSING CONTENT. Police officers have worked together to pull a person out of a burning car, with the dramatic rescue captured on one of their body cameras.
The confronting footage shows an officer running towards the car and using an extinguisher to try to battle the blaze after the fiery crash in Atlanta, USA.
It appears the officers unsuccessfully attempt to ply open the passenger door, before running around to the driver’s side, where the man is removed with the help of another officer and placed on the ground.
Authorities believe the vehicle struck a metal utility pole before its engine went up in flames at about 4am on Sunday, WSB-TV reports.
While the other occupants of the car were reportedly helped out by witnesses, one passenger in the front was still stuck inside.
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The Atlanta Police Department released a statement to US media outlets saying they were extremely proud of the responding officers’ actions.
“They acted quickly and with determination and ultimately were able to remove the passenger before he sustained further injury,” the Atlanta Police statement said.
The department also thanked the members of the public who stopped to help.
“This accident could have been much worse than it was where it not for the actions of the citizens and officers who put aside concern for their own safety and acted to help those in need,” the statement added.
Three people were taken to hospital reportedly in a stable condition following the accident.