Dramatic dashcam video shows police officers rescuing an unconscious driver from a burning SUV early Sunday morning in Mesquite, Texas.
After one officer smashed a window and called out to the man, another officer helped pry open the driver's-side door, according to footage released by the Mesquite Police Department.
They then pulled the man out of the vehicle and carried him to safety as the flames grew larger. No one else was inside the SUV.
The driver was transported to a hospital, where he was treated for burns and internal injuries, ABC news reported.
Family members later identified him as 25-year-old Hector Valles, and said he was in critical condition after the incident.
“You’re there rooting for them. You’re there working for them. You need them to make it,” one of the rescuers, Officer Ryan Nielsen, told KTVT-TV. “It was of those deals where someone was looking out for him that day.”
The other rescuer, Officer Autumn Soto, said: "We all get into the job for the same thing and we would all do the same thing in this situation."
"We just happened to be upstream from it on the service road and got there first," she said.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.