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Police: Good Samaritans Save Woman From Cape Cod Car Fire



    Two good Samaritans are being credited for helping to rescue a woman from a burning car in Bourne, Massachusetts. (Published Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016)

    Two good Samaritans helped a trapped female driver escape her car that had caught on fire in Bourne, Massachusetts.

    According to Bourne Police, officers responded to the scene of a vehicle fire and possible entrapment right after 5 a.m. on Sandwich Road. Upon arriving at the scene, they discovered a vehicle that collided into a utility pole near the entrance to the Upper Cape Cod Technical School.

    The car had snapped the pole and caught on fire.

    Two passing bystanders helped the driver out of her Subaru hatchback, before police arrived at the scene. Officers escorted the driver to a safe distance from the crash site.

    The driver was transported to Falmouth Hospital after sustaining injuries.

    At this time, police do not believe that alcohol or speed were a factor in the crash.

    Sandwich Road was temporarily closed for 90 minutes as Eversource and the Bourne Fire Department were addressing safety issues from the damaged utility pole and burned road. Power was also shut off temporarily in the area.

    It is unclear whether police have the names of the good Samaritans who saved the driver from the subsequent car fire.