Police officer’s bodycam video shows harrowing rescue of woman from burning car in California

  • Source: KTXL-TV Fox 40 Sacramento
  • Published: 10/21/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A Davis police officer recalled the tense moments before rescuing a woman from a burning car. It looks like a scene out of a Hollywood movie as Davis Police Cpl. Pheng Ly’s body camera shows him pulling a helpless woman out of her burning car and into safety. But the scene happened in real life Saturday night in the middle of Ly’s shift. “I heard on the scanner through the CHP channel that there was an overturned vehicle, which was on fire,” Ly told FOX40. The accident happened on Interstate 80 near Highway 113. Ly said the closest California Highway Patrol officer was at least 30 minutes away at the jail in Fairfield. Ly was just a couple of minutes away, so he hurried to the scene. Shown through Ly’s body camera video, he reaches in and grabs the woman by both of her wrists and then pulls.


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