Nice Rescue Officers
- Two Chicago police officers rescued two men from a burning car after a head-on collision on the city's Southwest Side.
Chicago Police Officers Hector Fuentes and Peter Gurskis were on patrol in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood around 1:20 a.m. Friday when they saw a Chevrolet Aveo swerve into the southbound lanes and crash head-on into a truck on South Kedzie Avenue near 57th Street.
The car burst into flames, trapping the two men inside. Officers Fuentes and Gurskis knew they were racing against time.
"You see it in the movies, like a car explodes. I've never seen a car explode on impact like that. It certainly did this time. It's just one of those things, you go into action," Officer Gurskis said.
"We saw the driver was pinned in. So my partner and I, we forced the door down as much as we could and we pulled the driver out," Officer Fuentes said.
Amazingly, both men in the car survived and the report doesn't mention any serious injuries to the officers either. Very well done Officers.
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