Garland Police said the driver and passenger suffered non-fatal injuries
Texas police released bodycam video Wednesday that showed heroic officers rescued an unconscious driver from a burning car just seconds before flames engulfed the damaged vehicle.
Officers responded to a single vehicle accident that occurred just before 3:00 a.m. on Forest Lane in front of the Garland Police Department, the police said.
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Police found that the vehicle caught fire immediately after the accident and a passenger was ejected. However, officials noticed that the driver was still unconscious inside the burning vehicle.
“Come on, man! Wake up!” An officer can be heard shouting on a body camera worn by the officer. “Give him your hand!”
The video showed officers battling the scorching heat from the fire as they pulled the unconscious man out of the driver’s side window.
According to police, officers pulled the man out safely with “only a few seconds left” before the vehicle came to a complete halt.
Both the driver and the passenger suffered non-fatal injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The Garland Police Department commended the officers for their bravery.
“We are extremely proud of these officers for their quick response and heroic acts,” the department said.