INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Three IMPD officers helped pull a man from a burning car when an accident happened on West 71st Street late Friday night.
Off duty IMPD Sergeant Dale Marshall witnessed 40-year-old Miguel Penaloza on fire and trapped in an SUV. He quickly rushed into action.
With the help of two other officers, Aaron Stanley and Christopher Frazier, they were able to pull Penaloza out of the fire. Witnesses used their coats to help extinguish the flames that covered the victim.
Penaloza is currently listed in critical condition, with amputated an right foot, and third degree burns all over his body. Investigators believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
Officer Stanley was transported to Wishard Hospital with second degree burns. He was later treated and released. Marshall added that he and his fellow officers don't consider themselves heroes.
"We understand certain risks," said Marshall. "Even in the time of crisis people expect us to take action."
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