State trooper rushes into burning car to save woman
"It was a pretty spectacular impact," Thuss said. "There was an instant fireball towards the back of the vehicle and a big plume of smoke after that. I didn't bother trying the driver's side because of the impact being there and then also the fire." When Thuss made it inside the vehicle Crawford was stunned, but conscious.
Thuss climbed inside and found Crawford dazed and moaning. "I got her out of her seat belt and pulled her across the console and out of the vehicle and eventually up the hill," Thuss said. An off-duty officer from a nearby police department helped Thuss pull the woman from her vehicle. Crawford suffered serious injuries, according to the Kansas Star. She will spend time in a rehabilitation facility once she is released from the hospital. The driver of the Cadillac was seen dumping white powder from the vehicle. He was charged with resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident and may be charged with possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated.
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