NY State Troopers save teens in dramatic rescue from burning car

Bodycam footage shows the moment two New York State police officers rescued a teenage driver from a burning vehicle.

Hero officers Michael Winkelman and James Flynn-Kocourek were on Middlebush Road in Wappinger when they heard a crash at around 3:26 a.m., state police said.

Winkelman and Flynn-Kocourek jumped into action and drove to State Route 9D, where they found a 2007 Honda Odyssey that had crashed into a barn and was on fire, Fox News reported. The fire quickly spread from the van to the barn.

Winkelman and Flynn-Kocourek initially attempted to put out the fire but then swung around to escort the unresponsive 17-year-old driver to safety, state police said.

New York State Troopers Michael Winkelman and James Flynn-Kocourek saved the teenager.


The amazing rescue was captured on bodycam footage.


"As the video shows, their determined actions likely averted a tragedy," This was announced by the New York State Police on social media.

“As the video shows, their decisive actions likely averted a tragedy,” the New York State Police said on social media.


Winkelman and Flynn-Kocourek initially attempted to extinguish the fire.

Winkelman and Flynn-Kocourek initially attempted to extinguish the fire.


In the bodycam video, one of the officers can be seen removing the teenager from the Honda through the passenger-side window and out of harm’s way.

The driver was taken to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in the Sept. 22 incident with non-life-threatening injuries — and later arrested for drunk driving, Fox News reported.

“As the video shows, their decisive actions likely averted a tragedy,” the New York State Police said on social media.

https://nypost.com/2022/10/01/ny-state-troopers-save-teen-from-burning-car-in-dramatic-rescue/ NY State Troopers save teens in dramatic rescue from burning car

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