VIDEO: Woman pulled from car as it bursts into flames

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
VIDEO: Woman pulled from burning car
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Cameras were rolling as a dramatic scene unfolded in Florida

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FL (KTRK) -- Arriving to the intersection of Oslo Road and 66th Avenue, a man yells to Indian River County Deputy Robert Sunkel that a woman is trapped in a burning vehicle.

"There's somebody in that car!" he screams. "We can't get them out!"

Witness and former deputy Jeff Brauer watches Sunkel spring into action. Instantly he runs toward the car, pulls out his collapsible baton and start breaking the windows.

"Ma'am, can you hear me? Crawl this way... ma'am crawl this way..." he screams.

A woman is trapped by her seatbelt, steering wheel and airbag inside the vehicle.

Black smoke billows as fire overtakes two other vehicles involved in the crash. That is when another deputy, Linda Nolan, arrives.

Deputy Nolan pulls up and grabs a fire extinguisher, but her efforts makes little difference.

Within two minutes, Sunkel's adrenaline kicks in and pulls the woman from the vehicle.

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