The officer broke a window and removed the man from a scorched sedan after he crashed into the center median and his car went up in flames
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By David Wilson
Las Vegas Review-Journal
LAS VEGAS — A sedan driving down the Strip caught fire Friday afternoon after crashing into a center median.
The crash occurred around 4:35 p.m. in the 3400 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South. A white sedan driving southbound hit a palm tree in the center median and caught fire, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Miguel Ibarra.
He said an officer broke a window of the sedan and got the driver out.
A video posted on social media by police shows a bystander helping the officer pull the driver out of the car just before it caught fire.
The driver was taken to the hospital but the person’s injuries were not life-threatening. The officer was hospitalized because of smoke inhalation, according to Ibarra.
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