Two Kinnelon Police officers rescued an unconscious New Jersey woman who was stuck in her car moments before it exploded.
Dash cam footage captured one of the officers rushing to the scene of the crash after being tipped off by a private citizen that there was an erratic driver in the area. According to PIX 11, when the recording officer arrived at the crash, there was already smoke fuming from the overturned white 2006 Toyota Solara convertible.
“Can you hear me?” the officer shouted as he quickly approached the vehicle. The driver’s horn was constantly sounding throughout most of the video. It took the officers two minutes to free the woman from her seatbelt and remove her body from the wreck.
The woman was moved across the street and one of the officers began to try to revive her. She was hooked up to a defibrillator and CPR was also administered. Roughly three minutes after removing the woman from the wreck, a small explosion blew out the back of the car and it became engulfed in flames.
“If it wasn’t for the citizen interaction by calling the police about an erratic driver, this woman who was driving, it would have been a fatal motor vehicle accident,” Sgt. Carbone said in regards to questioning as to why Kinnelon Police wanted the public to see this video.
“A lot of times, we don’t think of our own safety doing this job,” Carbone said of the two officers later identified as Officer Mark Ehrenberg and Officer Ricky Ferriola.
The driver, identified as 45-year-old Dawn Milosky of Beachwood, N.J, is being charged with driving while intoxicated, having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, reckless driving and failure to stay in the right lane.
Milosky was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center from the scene and is said to be doing okay.