Suburban officer saves man from burning car

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

WAUCONDA, Ill. -- A Wauconda police officer risked his own life to save a man from a burning vehicle.

A Dodge Charger smashed into a tree at about 1 a.m. in the area of Route 59/ Route 12

After hearing the noise from the crash a Wauconda resident called 911.

When Officer Chris Gallivan arrived on the scene he quickly went to work and grabbed a fire extinguisher in his patrol car.

Through the smoke and flames he noticed there was a driver still in the car but unconscious.

He forced the door open and cut him out.

After noticing the man's leg was bleeding badly, Officer Gallivan applied a tourniquet.

The 28-year-old driver was taken to a local hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

Gallivan says he was just doing his job.



Latest News

More News