TODAY   |  December 26, 2013

Driver rescued before car bursts into flames

A 72-year old man is alive thanks to the quick thinking of a police officer and some good Samaritans. The man was trapped inside a burning car on a Los Angeles freeway after crashing into a concrete barrier.

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>>> today thanks, to the quick work of a police officer and a couple of good samaritans. the man was trapped pence a burning car in the middle of a busy los angeles freeway. this rescue was captured with a cell phone camera. officials say the driver crashed his car into the concrete barrier, then it burst into flames. don thunderstormson a member of the lapd bomb squad then rushed in to help. he unbuckled the unconscious man's seatbelt. they carried the man to safety t. police officer said if the driver had been trapped another ten seconds or so, it might have been too late.