INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers rescued a man from a burning car Friday night.
The vehicle fire was first reported just after 11 p.m. off of 71st Street and Zionsville Road. The driver of the vehicle was rescued by Officer Chirtopher Frazier and Officer Aaron Stanley.
The man was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital for burn injuries. He was later identified as 40-year-old Miguel Penaloza. Officers say when they pulled Penaloza from the vehicle, he was on fire.
Penaloza suffered multiple compound fractures, third degree burns over his entire body, and amputation of his right foot. He is still in critical condition.
Officer Stanley also suffered burn injuries and was transported to Wishard Hospital.
INDOT reported the ramp of northbound I-465 was closed for a bit near West 71st Street due to the fire near mile marker 21.
Officials believe alcohol was a factor in this accident.
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