Driver Rescued From Burning Vehicle

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-27 11:02:04-04

MSP Cruiser lightsISABELLA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 31-year-old Mt. Pleasant woman is lucky to be alive after her vehicle left the road hitting some trees causing her vehicle to  burst into flames. According to the Michigan State Police the accident happened just before 5pm on Wednesday June 26 on northbound US 127 near Baseline Rd.

Troopers and a deputy depleted multiple fire extinguishers attempting to control the fire while other troopers attempted to free the women. Due to the position of the vehicle and the nature of the crash, both controlling the fire and extracting the driver turned out to be difficult.

Troopers broke both the sunroof and a window attempting to remove the driver.  One trooper received minor cuts in the process.  Troopers were able to cut the seat belt and stabilize the driver while a medical responded from MMR was finally able to force the door open.  Troopers assisted MMR with removing the driver as the fire flared back up again.  The diligent efforts by all responders at the scene ultimately contributed to saving the driver’s life.

The driver was transported to McLaren for treatment.  Alcohol does not appear to be a factor at this time, but the crash may have been the result of a medical condition.  The Isabella County Sheriff Department is investigating the traffic crash.