Troopers Rescue Man From Burning Car

Three state police troopers and a pair of motorists helped pull a man from a burning car on I-84 in Middlebury on Monday.

The car crashed in the westbound lanes of I-84 near Exit 17 around 2:35 p.m. and then caught fire.

Sgt. Dogali, of Troop G in Bridgeport, pulled up on the crash scene shortly after it happened, police said. The dash cam on his cruiser captured what happened at the scene.

Sgt. Dogali used a fire extinguisher to try and put out the flames, but they continued to spread in the car.

Two more troopers, Trooper First Class McGeever and Trooper First Class Welch arrived at the crash scene to help.

The troopers and the motorists were able to free the man from the car and pull him to safety.

State police only identified the crash victim as a 26-year-old man from New York. He was taken to the hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Two troopers sustained minor cuts to their hands from a broken window.

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