Officer And Good Samaritan Praised For Saving Teens From Burning Car
A Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Deputy and a bystander are being praised as heroes for their quick action in using fire extinguishers to put out a car on fire that had
two teenagers trapped in it after it crashed.
Just before 9PM Saturday, the Fond du Lac County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 45 near
Mitchell Road, north of Waucousta.
The caller indicated the car was on it’s roof and on fire.
Deputies with the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office along with Eden Fire Department/First Responders and Campbellsport Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.
Prior to emergency crews arriving on scene, a good samaritan retrieved a fire extinguisher from their vehicle and attempted to put the fire out. Shortly after,
a Fond du Lac County deputy arrived on scene and utilized the fire extinguisher from his patrol squad and both were able to knock down the fire.
The deputy along with citizens on scene were able to assist both occupants out from the vehicle.
Both occupants, a 16-year-old girl from Campbellsport and a 17-year-old girl from Eden, sustained minor injuries and were transported to SSM Health – St. Agnes hospital by Campbellsport Ambulance.
It was determined the vehicle was southbound on Highway 45 as it entered a curve south of Mitchell Road. The driver failed to negotiate the curve resulting in the vehicle
entering the west ditch and overturning after striking a driveway culvert.
Neither occupant had been wearing their seatbelts during the crash. Speed and impairment appear to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation
by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office.
You can see body worn camera footage of the officer and good samaritan putting out the fire on the Fond du Lac County Sheriff Office’s Facebook page.