Astonishing footage shows hero Kansas cops rescue woman from burning car
'We got you, we got you, we got you, there you go!' one officer exclaimed, as the woman stutters nervously
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LEAWOOD, KANSAS: Police in Kansas have been hailed as heroes after they bravely intervened to rescue a woman trapped beneath a flaming car. The heroic act was captured on bodycam video. On Monday, November 14, Leawood Police received a report around 2 pm of a 51-year-old female driver who had hit another vehicle after failing to stop at the intersection of Tomahawk Creek Parkway and was stuck inside her flaming car after crashing into a tree.
Bodycam footage shows the dark-colored automobile flipped onto its passenger side as bright orange flames erupt and begin to approach the trees. Three policemen and one fireman rushed to the scene before an officer shouted, "Over here." A set of blue-jean-clad legs could be seen sticking out from under the flaming car. Leawood, which is about ten miles south of Kansas City, Missouri, is where the incident happened. Policemen groaned together and one grabbed at the woman's legs as they battled to lift the car off her. The woman can be heard stuttering nervously as one of the officers reassuringly says, "We got you."
Policemen laboriously attempted to remove the car from her, groaning in unison as one grabbed at the woman's knees. "We got you, we got you, we got you, there you go!" one policeman exclaimed, and the bodycam caught the scene.
Officers were able to totally remove her from underneath the blazing car after a few tugs as her black puffer jacket started to slowly become visible. She was taken to the hospital immediately, and doctors anticipate that she will survive.
Leawood Police claim that the woman is currently receiving treatment at a "local medical center's burn unit" and "her injuries would make for a long recovery." In order to avoid severe damage, officers used fire extinguishers to keep the ferocious flames under control until firemen arrived. Investigations into the crash are still ongoing.
MEAWW previously covered another act of bravery by a police officer that was caught on camera. Authorities claimed that a Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) officer entered a nearby home and revived a one-month-old infant whose breathing had stopped.
On November 3, 2022, Officer Richard DuChaine stormed inside the one-story Missouri home as seen in police bodycam footage. He promptly took the newborn, Kamiyah, from her father and started applying chest compressions with his fingers. Kamiyah is turned over by DuChaine, who gently holds her in his arms while she regains consciousness. "She's breathing now," he said.