- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police officers rescued an unconscious 23-year-old woman who was trapped in her burning car after it hit a pole.

Police say the car’s interior was already on fire and filled with smoke when officers arrived. They used fire extinguishers to fight the fire while breaking the car’s windows to remove the driver, whose foot was pinned.

Firefighters then arrived. They put out the fire and transported the woman to the hospital. She’s reported in stable condition.

Police say one of the officers involved in the rescue also required medical attention for burns he received.

Police say results of blood-alcohol tests performed on the woman are pending.

The accident and rescue occurred early Sunday morning.



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