Deputy, officer pull driver from burning vehicle - FOX 13 News

Deputy, officer pull driver from burning vehicle

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Investigators say the car slammed into a tree at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Investigators say the car slammed into a tree at approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
TAMPA (FOX 13) -

A one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning near Tampa sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of East 127th Ave. and North 58th St.

According to a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue report the car caught fire after striking a tree. The passenger managed to wriggle free before help arrived.

The driver was unconscious and trapped when a Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy and an officer with the Temple Terrace Police Department arrived. The law enforcement officers cut the seatbelt and extricated the driver saving his life the report states.

A crew with HCFR quickly extinguished the blaze and provided medical care for the injured. The passenger was taken to a local hospital and is listed in fair condition. The driver was transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition. Their identities have not been released.

The identities of the heroic law enforcement officers are not known at this time.

The official cause of the crash is not yet known as the investigation continues.  

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