Officer Pulls Driver from Flaming SUV: Caught on Tape

Patrolman Scott Krissinger showed no fear when he arrived at the scene of a car engulfed in flames.
3:00 | 11/27/13

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Now, to the dramatic rescue caught on dash cam. A driver pulled from his pickup truck after it burst into flames. And a courageous police officer who did not hesitate for a second. Abc's alex perez has that story. Reporter: It was a jaw-dropping sight on this new jersey road monday night. This police officer, racing to an suv engulfed in flames. Watch as the officer drags the unconscious driver out of harm's way. Patrolman scott krisinger, a seven-year veteran of the police department, showed up on the scenes. I was racing for my life. I couldn't understand why someone would stay in it if there was no car accident or anything like that. Reporter: Krissinger, said when he opened the door, smoke rushed towards him. I couldn't really see. I was able to grab the collar of his shirt. Reporter: He reached in and dragged the 61-year-old man to safety. I looked down at him. To see if he was breathing. I couldn't tell at the time. Reporter: The officer raced back and opened the passenger door. Again, a giant plume of smoke. I couldn't see anything. So, I decided, I'm going to try to feel with my hand across the seat. Reporter: But there was no unelse inside the vehicle. The driver remains hospitalized, in critical but stable condition. I don't think myself as a hero. Reporter: For "good morning america," alex perez, abc news, chicago. He may not. But we certainly do. Yes. Good he was there.

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