Chicago officers rescue 2 from burning car on South Side

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CHICAGO --A pair of Chicago police officers rescued two people from a burning car early Friday morning.

It happened near 57th and Kedzie on the South Side.

The two officers were on patrol when they witnessed a car swerve into oncoming traffic and slam head-on into a poultry truck.

The car burst into flames after the crash.

Officers Hector Fuentes and Peter Gurskis rushed to the car to pull the driver and his passenger out.

The driver, Marine Jose Silva, was trapped.

The officers had to bend the door frame to get him out.

That's when they discovered Silva's friend trapped on the passenger side.

Officer Fuentes says they didn't have time to wait for the fire department to show up, and they did what they had to.

The officers don't consider themselves heroes.

Officer Gurskis said they did what any other officer would have done.

Both victims were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Silva was listed in stable condition, his passenger remains in intensive care.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

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