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Los Angeles Bellflower Police Save Woman From Burning Car

Los AngelesThe Bellflower County Sheriff’s Department said on Sunday, July 31 that officers rescued an unconscious 28-year-old woman yesterday. Driven by WomanVehicleShe was trapped in a car after it caught fire after hitting a traffic signal control cabinet on a sidewalk in Belfrauva.

bellflowerpoliceBureau spokesman Lt. Efrain Aguirre said that at 4:55 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, officers were patrolling the 6000 block of Gage Avenue when they found a vehicle with a seriously damaged front end of the vehicle. The car was in direct contact with open wires in the traffic control cabinet.

Aguirre said that when police tried to rescue the driver, the car’s engine caught fire and within seconds the fire spread. As smoke and fire entered the passenger compartment of the vehicle, police used fire extinguishers to douse the fire and worked to rescue the unconscious woman from the vehicle. As the fire escalated, the police continued to try to get the driver out and after a few minutes they were able to get him out safely.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, who arrived at the scene, treated the woman for severe burns to her leg and took her to the hospital for further treatment, he said.

Bellflower Police urges anyone with information about the accident to contact 562-806-7600.

The Bellflower Police Department has released details of the accident. (Belle Frauer Police Department Twitter)

A woman's car rammed into the traffic signal control cabinet on the sidewalk.  (Belle Frauer Police Department Twitter)
A woman’s car rammed into the traffic signal control cabinet on the sidewalk. (Belle Frauer Police Department Twitter)

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