Good Samaritan, Jupiter cops save people from burning car |
The green Cadillac was “engulfed in flames” when officers arrived with its passengers still inside. By Alexandra Seltzer Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Three people are expected to survive a fiery crash that happened last night in Jupiter thanks to the fast movements of a “good Samaritan” and two of the town’s police officers, said Jupiter Police spokesman Sgt. Scott Pascarella. About 10:30 p.m. last night Jupiter police were called to a single-vehicle crash near the 100 block of Scripps Way, just north of Donald Ross Road. The green Cadillac was “engulfed in flames” when officers arrived with its passengers still inside. Bill Baehler, the “good Samaritan,” pulled the passenger sitting in the front seat from the burning vehicle. Then Jupiter Officer Chad Smith broke the window of the driver’s side and pulled the driver, a man, from the vehicle. Jupiter Officer Telly Tyson ran to the rear driver’s side and broke that window. He too pulled that passenger out of the vehicle. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews extinguished the vehicle fire soon after. The driver was flown by Trauma Hawk to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach with non life-threatening injuries. The two passengers were taken to Jupiter Medical Center. All are expected to survive. A police car’s dash cam recorded the rescue.