MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A second Mt. Pleasant police officer is being praised for her quick actions after helping to pull a man from a burning vehicle last week.
According to a release, Pfc. Amber Simmons found a car fully engulfed in flames while responding to Pitt Street near King Street on June 7 around 12:15 a.m. A woman was reportedly trying to pull a man out of the vehicle when the officer arrived.
Police say Simmons quickly ran towards the burning car to help pull the man to safety, ensuring he avoided serious injury.
Dash cam footage was not rolling in time to catch the rescue, but did video tape the aftermath, officials say.
This rescue comes just two weeks after Mt. Pleasant Police Corporal Adam Willis pulled a man from a burning car in the parking lot of Vickery's on Shem Creek.