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Las Vegas police officer, good Samaritan pull crashed motorist to safety moments before car bursts into flames

Police in Las Vegas have released a video showing a police officer and a good Samaritan helping save a driver from a smoking car moments before it burst into flames.

In the video of the Friday incident, released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a crashed white sedan can be seen on fire before a police officer and a bystander help pull the driver out of a car and drag the individual to safety. 

The incident took place near Las Vegas Boulevard and Siegfried and Roy Drive near the Venetian and Mirage hotels on the Las Vegas Strip

Moments after the driver is pulled to safety, the smoke from the front of the car turned into flames. 

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A Las Vegas police officer and a good Samaritan helped pull a driver from a fiery car wreck on Friday

A Las Vegas police officer and a good Samaritan helped pull a driver from a fiery car wreck on Friday
(Las Vegas Metro Police Department)

“As you can see, both worked with only seconds to spare before the vehicle went up in flames,” the department posted on Facebook.

In the Facebook post, police say that the driver of the vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital and the officer was taken there as well for precautionary reasons.

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The driver pulled from the fiery wreck was taken to a nearby hospital along with the police officer

The driver pulled from the fiery wreck was taken to a nearby hospital along with the police officer
(Las Vegas Metro Police Department)

“We are so thankful for the quick actions of our officer and the bystander for saving a life!” police said. 

The incident is currently being investigated by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department

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The Las Vegas police officer and passerby were credited with saving the driver's life

The Las Vegas police officer and passerby were credited with saving the driver’s life
(Las Vegas Metro Police Department)

The social media post was flooded with comments from users praising the heroic actions of the bystander and the officer.

“Heroes!” One user wrote. “This person was saved because 2 heroes were selfless! Thank you both! Such a close call!!”

Andrew Mark Miller is a writer at Fox News. Find him on Twitter @andymarkmiller and email tips to AndrewMark.Miller@Fox.com.

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