This is the kind of horrific and unexpected accident that nobody wants to experience. And the reaction of this police officer is just WOW!
John Vescion, a senior state police investigator, had been pumping gasoline into his unmarked police car at 11 a.m. June 3, 2014, at the gas station along the Hutchinson River Parkway in White Plains when a Toyota came barreling out of control into the parking lot, hit a car and then a gas pump, and set off a ball of fire.
The 69-year-old driver had a medical issue (diabetes) and was trapped inside the car. The undercover officer than crawled out just as the front of the Toyota and the pump caught fire. After briefly escaping from the flames, he returned to drag the trapped driver to safety with help from another bystander. A few seconds later, the car was completely on fire.
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