Police Rescue Man From Burning Car in Suburban Buffalo

Police rescued a man whose vehicle interior caught fire after he crashed in Tonawanda, New York – a suburb of Buffalo – on April 28, sharing footage of the dramatic rescue to Facebook.

The 46-year-old driver was rescued from the fiery interior of his vehicle after driving into a pole and through a fence at Adams Field on Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Town of Tonawanda Police Department officers worked together to save the driver, whom police said was later found to be under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash. Credit: Town of Tonawanda Police Department via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh shit, it's on fire. Fire to radio, you could start fire this way.

- I need something to hit it with.

- 1655, what's the nature?

- We have a fire inside the vehicle.

[RADIO CHATTER]

- There's someone inside.

- 44 will be headed that way. [INAUDIBLE] 44, do you copy?

- Open the door!

- 16.

- Unlock it. Unlock the car, man!

- 16.

[SHOUTING]

Is he out?

- He's out.

- The male's out.

- Anybody else in there?

- 16.

- No.

- [INAUDIBLE].

- Hello. Can you stand up? Let's get away from this car. Can you stand up at all?

- We definitely know no one else is in there?

- No. I don't--

- No?

- Let's check.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- We got to get away from here. What if the gas tank goes?

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