On Monday, June 8, 2015, six Detroit, MI police officers rescued two men from a burning vehicle. According to the Detroit Free Press, it was around 7:30 p.m. when officers on patrol saw a Chevrolet Impala speeding, and activated their overhead lights to try and stop the car. The driver of the Chevy ended up hitting the median near the intersection of Mound Road and McNichols Road, then lost control and struck a tree. Police told the Detroit Free Press, that on impact, the car immediately burst into flames. DPD Officers Smith and Monti were first on the scene, who began to try and remove the men from the vehicle, one of them being over 400 pounds.
It ended up taking 6 Detroit Police Department officers to safely rescue the two men from the crash. Reports indicate that the driver went was experiencing extreme pain, as his feet were wedged under the floorboard, and after he was extracted from the car he was taken by EMS to the hospital. Police have not released either the driver or the passenger’s name, but they believe the driver will likely face a criminal lawsuit for fleeing and eluding the police in addition to any personal injury lawsuits.
The two men involved in this car crash were extremely lucky, as a car bursting up in flames can be very dangerous. According to the Association For Safe International Road Travel, in the United States, each year 37,000 die in motor vehicle accidents, and in addition to this, 2.35 million are injured or disabled. The two men involved in the accident faced an extreme risk, and the Detroit police officers also put their lives on the line despite knowing that the car might have exploded.
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