NY cops pull driver from car before it bursts into flames

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NY cops pull driver from car before it bursts into flames

Dramatic body cam video captured police officers in upstate New York pulling a man out of his vehicle seconds before it burst into flames.

The cops in the town of Tonawanda near Buffalo responded last week to a report of a car that had hit a pole and ended up on Sparky Adams Field, WKBW reported.

Officer Sarah Heft is seen striking the passenger-side window with her collapsible baton as she tells the driver to open the door.

Police managed to extract the driver of the car before the explosion.
Police managed to extract the driver from the car before it caught fire.
Town of Tonawanda Police
According to police, the car had hit a pole and driven through a fence onto Adams Field.
According to police, the car had hit a pole and driven through a fence onto Adams Field.
Town of Tonawanda Police
The driver was identified as Saverio M. Depinto was charged with reckless endangerment, driving while ability impaired by drugs, reckless driving and other vehicle and traffic violations.
The driver — identified as Saverio M. Depinto — was charged with reckless endangerment, and driving while ability impaired by drugs.
Town of Tonawanda Police

She didn’t get a reaction but her partner, Alyxander Pasquale, finally gets the driver to open the door and pulls him clear of the vehicle, which was on fire inside.

Officer Jacob McCormick also arrived and helped in the rescue.

Thick smoke billows out of the vehicle moments before it erupts in flames.

Witnesses told police they saw the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and hitting a stop sign at Parker Boulevard before running through a fence and ending up on the field.
Witnesses told police they saw the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and hitting a stop sign.
Town of Tonawanda Police
One of the responding officers finally gets the driver to open the door and pulls him clear of the vehicle, which was on fire inside.
One of the responding officers finally gets the driver to open the door and pulls him clear of the vehicle.
Town of Tonawanda Police
Thick smoke billows out of the vehicle moments before it erupts in flames.
Thick smoke billows out of the vehicle moments before it erupts in flames.
Town of Tonawanda Police

The driver, identified as 46-year-old Saverio M. Depinto, was charged with reckless endangerment, driving while ability impaired by drugs, reckless driving and other vehicle and traffic violations.

Witnesses told police they saw the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and hitting a stop sign at Parker Boulevard before running through a fence and ending up on the field.

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