Watch: S.C. police officer rescues woman from burning car
"I don't wanna die," the woman cries. "I got you sweetheart ... You're OK. You're not gonna die," Officer Doug Richards says
By Anne Berleant
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — “I can’t move, I can’t breathe,” a woman trapped in a burning car told a Mount Pleasant, South Carolina police officer working to rescue her.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department shared video of the May 28 rescue on its Facebook page earlier today. Officer Doug Richards was driving home from work in his patrol car after shift when he came across the crash in another jurisdiction.
"Is anybody in the vehicle?" Richards asks twice before turning a fire extinguisher on the flames.
"I'm going to try to get you out," he tells the woman.
"I can't move. My foot," she says.
Richards radios in to dispatch: "Get fire here and EMS ASAP. I can't get her out of the car. The driver's side is collapsed on her foot."
"I don't wanna die," the woman cries.
"I got you sweetheart ... You're OK. You're not gonna die," Richards says.
He was able to pull the woman free before fire and EMS arrived on the scene.
The rescue was caught on video, which can be viewed below.