Police Officer Pulls Woman From Burning Car in Maryland

An off-duty police officer, with the help of a Good Samaritan, pulled a woman from a burning car in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 23.

The Montgomery County Police Department released body camera footage of the rescue on September 28, showing Officer RA Felix-Fortuna jumping into action at the site of the single-car crash on Montgomery Avenue, cutting the driver’s seatbelt and carrying her from the vehicle with the help of a civilian.

“While on the way to his part-time job on the evening of Thursday, September 23, Montgomery County Police Officer RA Felix-Fortuna came upon a single-vehicle collision on Montgomery Avenue and East West Highway, where he observed that the car had crashed into a tree,” police said. “Officer Felix-Fortuna was able to remove the woman from the burning car. He has been called a hero, but Officer Felix-Fortuna believes that any officer would do the same.”

According to Fox5, the woman and a 16-year-old were taken to a hospital for treatment. Credit: Montgomery County Police Department via Storyful

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