Woman pulled from fiery wreck

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Posted: Jan 2, 2013 6:17 PM by Russell Jones
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: denham springs, wreck, police, fire, woman, saved, burning, car, firefighter, St. George, state police, baton rouge, livingston parish

DENHAM SPRINGS - Several law enforcement officers are being credited with saving a woman's life after pulling her from a burning wreck this morning in Livingston Parish.

State Police said the wreck happened on Magnolia Bridge Road around 7 a.m. They said the woman passed out behind the wheel of her car, and the vehicle crashed underneath an 18-wheeler.

The St. George Fire Department said one of their off-duty firefighters saw the wreck and stopped to help, breaking a window with his boot to let out smoke building up inside the vehicle. An off-duty Baton Rouge Police office and State Trooper arrived at the scene to help, and they got the woman out of the burning car.

She was taken to a local hospital with only minor injuries, and later released. State Police believe she passed out from a medical condition.

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