Police rescue seizing person from burning car

Atlanta Police Department officers conducted a frantic rescue of a person seizing inside a burning car. 

Body camera footage captured officers responding to a car fire Sunday afternoon at a gas station parking lot on Campbellton Road.

Officials said they arrived and noticed the driver was having a seizure while trapped inside his car. 

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Sgt. D. Davis, Officer M. Bouquette, Officer A. Ruffin, Sgt. J. Sutton Jr. and Officer S. Verrelien (left to right) are credited with pulling a driver from a burning car on April 25, 2021. (Atlanta Police Department)

Police are crediting Officers A. Ruffin, M. Bouquette, S. Verrelien, Sgt. D. Davis, and Sgt. J. Sutton Jr. in the rescue.

Video shows smoke billowing from the car while officers reacted. Officers are seen using a fire extinguisher on the car before breaking the passenger-side window. Police appeared to unlock the car from the inside before successfully pulling the person out of the vehicle. 

Officials said the driver and officers both received treatment for injuries at Grady Memorial Hospital. 

Police said the accident is still under investigation. 

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