Chicago police officers rescue crash victim

Friday, April 27, 2007

A pair of Chicago police officers pulled a driver from a fiery crash Friday morning.

An SUV collided with his car, sending it into a fire hydrant at Homan and Chicago.

A man was unconscious and trapped behind the steering wheel as flames began to spread. Police got him out before his car burned.

"We were able to break the window... pull him out through the passenger side," said Sgt. Mike Spagnola of the Chicago Police Department. "Flames were coming out of the dash. Somehow, we were able to get him out."

Sgt. Spagnola suffered a cut to his hand during the rescue.

The driver is hospitalized in serious condition but is expected to recover.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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