MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – A 30-year-old driver was saved when a police officer and firefighter pulled him from his burning vehicle in Monroe Township last week.
According to Nj.com, Officer Douglas Perrone was the first to respond to a crash scene near the intersection of Pergola Avenue and Namsan Drive at about 8:40 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. He arrived just minutes after the call came in about a vehicle overturned and on fire.
Perrone attempted to knock back the flames with a fire extinguisher before he climbed into the still-burning car to extricate the driver.
A firefighter from the township’s volunteer company arrived just then and helped Perrone.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition and treated for internal injuries.
The initial investigation showed that the vehicle was driving east, crossed the center lines and left the road before hitting a tree and overturning. A second vehicle was unable to avoid the rolled car and struck it. The driver, a 74-year-old, was thankfully uninjured.
An investigation is ongoing.
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