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Body Cam Captures Incredible Rescue of Women From Burning Car in New Jersey

The passenger climbs through the window and the officer and others pull the driver to safety

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    Dramatic Footage Shows Burning Car Rescue in NJ

    Dramatic footage shows a police officer and bystanders pull two women out of a burning car in New Jersey Wednesday. (Credit: North Brunswick Police Department)

    (Published Friday, Oct. 26, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Bodycam footage captured the incredible rescue of two women from a burning car after a crash in New Jersey

    • When officer Anthony Torres arrived, bystanders were already trying to help. He ran back to his patrol car for a knife to cut seat belts

    • The passenger climbs through the window and the officer and others pull the driver to safety

    A police officer and good Samaritans helped rescue two women from a burning SUV on a New Jersey highway. 

    North Brunswick Police Officer Anthony Torres spotted smoke coming from the vehicle after it slammed into a tree on Wednesday. 

    Video from his body camera shows bystanders trying to help the women as he approaches, saying, "I got it, I got it." 

    The driver appears disoriented. Torres runs back to his patrol car for a knife, which he uses to cut the driver's seat belt. With the help of the bystanders, he bends the door frame. 

    The passenger climbs through the window and the officer and others pull the driver to safety just as the vehicle becomes engulfed in flames.

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