N.J. State Police Sergeant Rescues Couple from Burning Car

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A New Jersey State Police sergeant is being hailed as a hero following a dramatic rescue on the Atlantic City Expressway on Tuesday.

Sergeant James Mitchell was driving eastbound on the Atlantic City Expressway when he saw a Nissan Pathfinder strike a concrete barrier around 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10th.

Mitchell activated his overhead lights to stop traffic and then approached the SUV, which was fully engulfed in smoke and flames.

Mitchell helped the driver remove his seat belt and get out of the vehicle.

According to the police, the driver said his wife was still inside, so Mitchell went back and initially couldn't get her out because her feet were caught under the dashboard.

The sergeant grabbed her from underneath her arms and forcibly pulled her through the window.

The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Her husband was not hurt in the accident.

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