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Fort Worth Officers Save Man In Burning SUV

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - Three police officers in Fort Worth are being credited with rescuing a man from his burning vehicle after a crash early Thursday morning. The incident happened just before 2:30 a.m. on Marine Creek Parkway, underneath Loop 820.

According to authorities, the driver of an SUV slammed the vehicle into a guardrail and went flying off of the freeway. The SUV then rolled down an embankment and onto the roadway below. The vehicle caught on fire and three officers arrived to pull the driver from the burning wreckage.

“These officers conducted themselves admirably and without hesitation to rescue the trapped driver,” said Capt. Shawn Stone of the Fort Worth Police Department.

The fire department arrived a short time later and extinguished the car fire. The driver was transported to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth, however, his current condition is not known.

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