Tacoma police officer pulls crash victim from burning vehicle
Posted on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at 10:23 am
TACOMA, WA – A Tacoma police officer pulled a motorist from his vehicle after it collided with gas pump and caught fire yesterday.
A TPD officer pulled the at fault driver out of his burning vehicle. The at fault driver has been placed under arrest for DUI. Only minor injuries to everyone involved. Thank you to the Tacoma Fire Department @TacomaFire for quickly getting the fire out!
— Tacoma Police Department (@TacomaPD) March 11, 2021
According to a series of tweets sent from the department’s official Twitter account, the incident began sometime before 3:45 p.m., when a motorist drove out of a Burger King parking lot, hit an SUV, and continued south on 38th Street. The vehicle then drove into a gas station in the street’s 3000 block, where it collided with a gas pump and a third vehicle. The at-fault vehicle then caught fire, and its driver was pulled out by a responding police officer. That individual was placed under arrest for suspected DUI.
A woman and a 7-year-old child and who had been in the third vehicle were not hurt.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with Caffee Accident & Injury Lawyers send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.