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Atlanta Police Officers Save Life of Man Trapped in Fiery Crash

August 09, 2018

Atlanta- Atlanta Police officersworking in Buckhead responded to a car wreck that knocked a front seat passenger unconscious while the car burst into flames according to the Buckhead Patch. Dramatic "body cam" footage released by Atlanta PD shows the selfless bravery of the officers as they extinguished the fire and pulled the unconscious passenger to safety.*

The accident happened near Ga. Highway 400 on Lenox Road, on the entrance ramp to the northbound lanes of Ga. 400. The crash occurred on Sunday, August 4, 2018, around 4:00 a.m. The vehicle, carrying multiple occupants, struck a metal pole head-on. The collision started a fire in the engine compartment. Passers-by and good Samaritans rushed to the aid of those trapped in the car. Unfortunately, they could not help the unconscious man to safety.

That is when officers Brittany Williams and Charles Tierney arrived on-scene. Based on the dispatch they received, they knew the car was on fire. The officers raced to tend to the passenger. They pried the door open pulled the man out of the car. They also used their fire extinguishers to beat the flames back. Another officer, Christopher Davis, also assisted in fighting the fire.

The helpless people in the area screamed for the officers to do something as the officers tried desperately to find a way into the car. Finally, officers popped the rear passenger's door and pulled the man out and away from danger.

Atlanta Fire arrived on scene to finish putting the fire out. Emergency rescue services took the unconscious man and two others to Grady Memorial Hospital. The hospital listed all three in stable condition. Amazingly, the unconscious man did not suffer any burns from the crash. 

Atlanta Police department officials praised the actions of the officers as well as the efforts of the good Samaritans who helped pull people to safety.

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