HAMILTON TWP – Police officers are bent on saving lives when accidents occurred. Above anything else, they will not consider their own safety but that of the individual they are trying to save.
A 35 year old Voorhees man was saved from a fiery death by two Hamilton Twp. police officers. They pulled the Voorhees man from his burning VW Jetta on Whitehorse- Mercerville Rd. Oct.17, 2012. According to the police, they received a call around 12:30 o’clock in the afternoon of a car crash.
Detective Daniel Inman and Capt. Ken DeBoskey arrived on the scene and saw that the roof of the Jetta caught fire and the driver was was trapped inside.
The driver of the VW was identified as Richard Punch and he was not able to escape from his burning vehicle. The two officers got into action and were successful in pulling Punch from the vehicle before it totally became engulfed in flames.
Punch, the operator of the VW Jetta was driving southbound on\\towards Mercerville – Whitehorse Rd. For unknown reason, his vehicle veered off the road and cut down a utility pole. It took a couple of turns on the ground after hitting the utility post until it ended up on its roof.
Firefighters from Colonial Fire Company responded and they were able to save the driver and extinguish the fire. Due to the mishap, the roadway was closed while the Hamilton police were conducting investigation in the scene.
The driver was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was treated for a head injury. Officer David Scott Marshall of the Traffic Unit is requesting witnesses to add details of the crash by calling (609) 581-4024.
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Source: On Scene Online