PALATINE, Ill. — A Palatine police officer improvised Friday afternoon to save a life.
A 48-year-old man driving through the Deer Grove Centre parking lot crashed his car through the wall of a vacant business, trapping him inside.
The car caught fire but police were unable to get him out.
So the officer borrowed a tow strap from a witness at the scene and pulled the vehicle free.
The driver was taken to Lutheran General Hospital for burn treatment.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.