Watch: N.C. officer pulls driver from burning semi-truck

Another driver helped the Salisbury Police lieutenant carry the unconscious man across the road to safety

By Joanna Putman

SALISBURY, N.C. — A North Carolina officer and a bystander moved a man to safety from a burning truck, as seen in a video released on the Salisbury Police Department’s Facebook page.

The body camera video shows the truck’s engine and parts of the seating area engulfed in flame.  Lt. Corey Brooks, who is wearing the camera, went into the tractor-trailer and pulled an unconscious man out of the truck’s driver’s seat.

Once the man is on the ground, a bystander comes up to the lieutenant and assists him in carrying the driver across the street. A loud explosion can be heard as firetrucks pull up to the truck and Brooks calls for medical assistance.

According to the City of Salisbury’s website, the lieutenant was on the way to respond to another call when he saw the truck run into the barrier wall and catch fire.

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