Maryland police rescue man from burning car

Montgomery County, Md. – The Montgomery County Police have released dramatic video of a September 1, 2015 rescue which took place on Interstate 495 in Montgomery County, Maryland.

According to police, Montgomery County Police Officer Cody Fields responded to the scene of a collision on I-495. Upon arrival, he observed a car with the engine compartment on fire. Officer Fields rushed to the passenger side and saw that an unconscious driver was still in the vehicle, which was quickly filling up with smoke.

Police say the doors of the car were locked, so Officer Fields used his baton to break the front passenger window.  He then proceeded to unlock the door, at which point Officer Brian Nesbitt arrived to assist.

Working together, both officers were able to remove the driver from the car as the fire spread from the engine to the passenger compartment.

The 34-year-old driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The officers were checked by medical personnel at the scene.

Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger said, “Officers Cory Fields and Brian Nesbitt placed their own lives in danger and exhibited uncommon bravery and dedication when they rescued Mr. Isreal, who was unconscious, from his burning vehicle.”

(Video courtesy of the Montgomery County Police.)

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