Car fire from passerby. The white utility truck is LAPD Bomb Squad truck.
A 26-year veteran of the LAPD Bomb Squad, Don Thompson, was on his way to work on Christmas Day when he saw the driver of a Mercedes lose control and hit the center concrete barrier on the 405 Freeway near near 101, Sherman Oaks. The vehicle started to burn with the driver still inside. Officer Don Thompson was able to release the victim’s seat belt and pull him to safety.
The victim transported to a hospital and is expected to survive. Thompson suffered minor first-degree burns.
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An LAPD Bomb Squad officer and other good Samaritans rescued a man Wednesday from a burning car on the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks. KTLA’s Doug Kolk reports from Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 25, 2013.
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Fire Damage/Property Damage Estimate: $Unknown
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