New Jersey Police Officer Rescues Driver From Burning Vehicle on Thanksgiving Night

A policeman rescued a driver trapped in a fiery overturned vehicle on November 26 in Monroe Township, New Jersey, officials said.

The Monroe Township Police Department said in a statement that they received a report of a vehicle crash on Thanksgiving night.

Footage released by the department shows Officer Douglas Perrone arriving on the scene, rushing to attempt to extinguish the fire, climbing into the flaming vehicle, and pulling the driver out, the department said.

The 30-year-old male driver suffered internal injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition. Officer Perrone was treated for smoke inhalation and released. Credit: Monroe Township Police Department via Storyful