Officers pull woman out of burning car

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police said an officer saved a woman’s life overnight after she crashed her car and it erupted into flames.

It was an officer who just happened to spot the car driving erratically, and that officer ended up saving the driver’s life. Sunday, the car is nothing more than a charred mess.

Albuquerque Police said around 1:30 Sunday morning, a graveyard duty Albuquerque Police Sergeant spotted the car. Police also said the female driver was reckless, and ended up crashing into a pole at Grant Middle School. That’s when the car caught on fire.

Officers said the woman was knocked unconscious as flames ravaged through the car. The Sergeant and some other officers who responded quickly jumped into action, reaching into the burning car and pulling the woman out.

Police said they smelled alcohol on the woman. A blood draw was taken to determine her alcohol level. The name of the victim has not yet been released, but police said she is in the hospital in critical condition. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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