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Posted at 8:49 AM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Woman pulled from under burning car

By Allison Klein
Allison Klein

A young woman was hospitalized in critical condition early Tuesday after a dramatic roll-over car crash in Fort Washington in which she was thrown from her vehicle and then trapped by it as it burned, authorities said.

Passersby saw the car in flames and pulled the woman out from under it, said Mark Brady, a spokesman for Prince George's Fire/EMS. One of the rescuers then performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived.

Brady said the single-vehicle crash happened at 12:15 a.m. in the 600 block of Swann Creek Road. The driver was described as a woman in her 20s.

Several people saw the crash and called 911, and at least one of them pulled the woman out from under burning the car, Brady said. Once she was out, someone started CPR until rescue workers arrived.

The woman was taken to an area trauma center in critical condition.

By Allison Klein  | February 8, 2011; 8:49 AM ET
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Sounds like there was a hero in Fort Washington this morning!

Posted by: bschaper | February 8, 2011 11:58 AM | Report abuse

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