Tampa, Florida 2021-05-25 21:55:35 –
Prince George County, Virginia (WTVR)-Men and women were severely burned after a car crash and ignited in Prince George County, Virginia, on Monday.
Police officers who responded to the burning car were credited for the couple’s survival.
Jeff Craft, who was driving on Monday afternoon, saw a car running from Courthouse Road into the woods.
“I saw smoke, so I immediately started coming out from under the car.” Kraft said.
He couldn’t get close enough to help, but he heard a woman screaming that her boyfriend was trapped.
Police officer John Kaikendale was the first police officer to board a burning car.
“His feet were under the car, under the front bumper, and he lay there for help,” said Kaikendal.
“I saw a gentleman,” recalled Prince George County police officer Daniel Byram. “He was partially on fire. At that point I took a fire extinguisher from another police officer and started blowing fire around him.”
Prince George Animal Control’s Dana New Meyer responded.
“When I went down the hill, it was just a vehicle fire flame and I couldn’t see anything,” Newmeier said.
The group immediately grabbed the man and worked to pull him away from the fire.
“It was a team effort and no one hesitated. We didn’t think about it twice,” said Kuykendall officer.
The fire burned New Meyer’s face and hair
“It’s better to be half-injured and save people than to oppose,” Newmeier said.
Men and women were seriously injured and remained in the hospital.
Police officers were injured by burns and heat, but did not require medical attention.
“Hero. 100 percent,” Kraft said when asked to explain the rescuer.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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