Officers save man from flames

AMBULANCE officers today praised the efforts of police who dragged an injured man from the wreckage of a car before it was consumed by flames.

AMBULANCE officers today praised the efforts of two police officers who dragged an injured man from the wreckage of a car before it was consumed by flames.

The officers were called to Valley Road in Great Waldingfield at about 9.35am after the car left the road, crashed through a hedge and ended up in a ditch.

When they arrived they found the man still in the car with flames about to take hold.

The injured driver was dragged to safety and later airlifted to hospital for treatment to head injuries and a possible chest injury.


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The East of England Ambulance Service said his injuries were not thought to be life threatening but added the actions of the police officers probably saved him from far more serious injury.

Matthew Ware, spokesman for the service, said: “The police were quickly on the scene. The officers acted very quickly to get the patient away from the car, which burst into flames.

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“Their selfless actions may well have prevented the patient from serious injuries or worse.”

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