Dover-Foxcroft Police Save Woman From Burning Car
Two members of the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department are being hailed as heroes for saving a woman from her burning car.
Police Chief Ryan Reardon and Sargent Todd Lyford were called to an accident scene on Monday in the area of Greeley's Landing Road. They arrived within minutes and found a car that had plunged down a 25 foot embankment and came to rest between two trees, with the front end 10 to 12 feet off the ground. The engine compartment of the car was on fire and a woman was trapped inside.
Lyford used up an extinguisher and then went to try and free the woman. He found that the two driver's side doors couldn't be opened, so went to the passenger side and was able to pull the woman to safety. Meanwhile, Reardon was keeping the flames contained to the engine compartment by using up another three or four fire extinguishers.
The woman suffered injuries to her head and shoulder, but is getting better, all thanks to the quick thinking of two dedicated first responders.