NEWS: Cop pulls screaming woman from fiery wreck after high-speed chase
Heart-pounding video shows the moment a Georgia cop pulls a screaming woman from a fiery wreck following a high-speed chase that topped 100 mph.
Newly released dashcam and bodycam footage from the Cobb County Police Department captured Officer Clay Musselman’s heroic actions on Oct. 13, when a speeding driver zips past him on a Georgia roadway.
Musselman gives chase but is soon told by a desk sergeant to pull off and return to duty rather than pursue the vehicle.
Yet, moments later the cop spots the flames.
“Vehicle is fully engulfed,” he radios in.
Musselman pulls over and gets out, approaching the fiery wreck while using a flashlight to look for the driver in a wooded area on the side of the road.
“Incoming units, I can’t tell if there’s someone still in the vehicle or not,” the cop tells the dispatcher as he nears the wreckage.
That’s when he hears the woman’s calls for help from inside the flames.
“Can you get out?” he yells into the raging blaze, then radios in, “2316, they’re still in the vehicle.”
Mussleman shatters the car’s window and tells the woman, “Climb out, climb out.”
“I can’t,” the woman screams. “My arms broke. Help me, please. I can’t”
The cop replies, “You have to, come on.”
He then grabs the woman by her good arm and pulls her across the grass and away from the flames.
Cobb County cops said the driver was treated for a broken arm and a hip fracture at a nearby hospital.
The department said the woman had been “driving erratically” at speeds “in excess of 100 mph,” but did not release the woman’s name nor say whether she was charged for eluding the officer.