While pulling into a flea market parking spot, an Ohio man reportedly passed out, hit the gas pedal, smashed into another car, and his vehicle caught on fire, reported WOIO-TV in Cleveland.
Uniontown police told TheBlaze that Sgt. Mike Batchik responded to the scene at the Hartville Marketplace on Monday morning — and his dashcam video captured what happened next.
Batchik is seen on camera running toward the vehicle as smoke billowed from it and others gathered around what appears to be an open passenger side rear door.
After Uniontown police Capt. Dave Brown arrived on the scene, the two officers freed a 68-year-old man from vehicle — both are seen on either side of the victim dragging him from the driver's side of the vehicle. The victim was unconscious and no one else was inside the vehicle, ABC News reported.
Uniontown police told TheBlaze on Friday that a spring-loaded window punch was used to break driver's side window and that two other vehicles were also damaged by the fire.
Police said the man shook hands with the officers after the incident. He was taken to the hospital and released, WOIO said, adding that he had minor injuries from when he was pulled from the vehicle.
Batchik and Brown have served with the force for 14 and 27 years, respectively and will be given the Life Saving Award next year.