A California police officer reportedly saved a man who was trapped in a burning car on Sunday.
The San Jose Department posted a video on their Twitter page which shows officer Pedro Garcia pulling an unidentified man from a burning vehicle on Highway 101. Garcia told KGO that he was driving on the highway when he spotted the car and decided to intervene.
Still images from Garcia’s body-camera show the man’s shoes were melted off. Garcia told KTVU that the man was going in and out of consciousness as he dragged him out of the car.
Bravery under fire
Yesterday, rookie officer Pedro Garcia came upon a collision on Hwy 101 with one vehicle engulfed in flames and the driver still inside. pic.twitter.com/1cyc8AMkQp
— San Jose Police Dept (@SanJosePD) September 27, 2021
“I was like, ‘Hey bro, let go, your car is on fire!’” the officer recalled. “I’m explaining to him, ‘You’re going to be OK, bro, you’re going to be OK. They’re going to check you out.’”
KTVU reported that the man was hospitalized for his injuries, which were not disclosed. Garcia was not injured.
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[Featured image: San Jose Police Department]