Texas – Early morning crash in Garland would have ended fatal for the driver who was saved from the police officer.
According to the police report, a car crash was reported Wednesday early morning on Forest Lane near the Garland Police Department around 3 a.m.
The investigators said that a speeding car hit a curb, flipped and the car then caught on fire.
Officer Matthew Fuhs and his rookie police officer were the first to arrive at the scene. When they reached the vehicle, they found the driver trapped inside unconscious.
They only had a few seconds to take action and save the driver from the burning vehicle.
“Come on man. Come on man. We’ll get you out,” the officers can be heard saying on the bodycam video.
“There’s only a certain amount of control that can take place, and this was uncontrolled. And so, we approached the guy and my first thought was, ‘I’ve got to try to get him awake.’ He was unconscious. He wouldn’t come to, and luckily my partner was there, and we both grabbed ahold of him and at some point, within mere seconds, we were able to get our hands on both of his arms before the fire approached his feet and started to burn him,” Officer Fuhs said.
Unlike Fush who is experienced officer as he has been with the department for five years, for his rookie partner Wednesday was his first day in the field.
According to Fush, his partner did a great job as he was calm, cool and collected.
“It’s part of the job when you sign up for this. It’s a moment of instinct,” Fuhs said. “I knew going into this that this wasn’t a normal wreck. It was a fire and things could get ugly. But that’s my job, what we’re called to do and that’s my job, so.”
The driver suffered serious injuries from the crash and he was transferred to hospital in critical condition. The passenger suffered minor injuries. They are both expected to survive.