GARLAND, Texas — A body camera captured the dramatic moment Texas police officers rescued an unconscious man from a burning car Wednesday morning.
The footage was released by the Garland Police Department on Facebook later in the day.
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Dallas-area police said that its officers responded to the single vehicle accident just before 3:00 a.m. CT at Forest Lane, close to headquarters.
Police say that the passenger had been evacuated and that the vehicle caught fire immediately with another person still inside.
They began to battle the intense heat, while the fire rapidly overtook their car.
“With only seconds left, the officers desperately pulled the unconscious man out of the burning car before it became fully engulfed,” wrote the department.
Police report that the passenger and the driver were both taken to an area hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained in the collision. Those injuries were said to be non-life-threatening.
“We are very proud of these officers for their quick response and heroic acts,” said the department.