Police save man from certain death in car fire

MESQUITE – Police pulled an unconscious man from his burning vehicle in the early hours of Sunday morning after an accident.

According
to Lt. Brian Parrish with the Mesquite police, the department responded
to a call for a major crash at 4:11 a.m. Upon arriving at the scene off
an Interstate 30 service road and Edgebrook Drive, Officer Ryan Nielson
and Officer Autumn Soto found that the lone occupant of the vehicle was
unconscious as his SUV burned.The two Mesquite officers and a
good Samaritan grabbed the driver - 25-year-old Hector Valles of
Mesquite - and pulled him from the vehicle to safety. Parrish said the
man's clothes were burning as Nielson and Soto got him out of the car.



Police pulled an unconscious man from his burning vehicle in the
early hours of Sunday morning after an accident. Mesquite police
released dashcam video of the incident Monday.
WFAAPolice say
Valles was traveling east on I-30 when he steered the SUV off the
roadway and struck a steel pillar that supported a highway sign.Valles was taken to Baylor Hospital in Dallas with burns and internal injuries.

Police say the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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