FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Video: Minneapolis Police, Passersby Pull Motorists From Burning Car

July 31, 2017  | 

VIDEO: Minneapolis Police, Passersby Pull Motorists From Burning Car

A speeding car veered off the road and plunged off an overpass onto Interstate 94. By the time two Minneapolis police officers got to the scene late Wednesday, they found the dark-colored Cadillac ATS smoldering and its two occupants trapped inside, according to police and witnesses. Minutes later, flames began shooting out from the hood, reports the Star Tribune.

After pulling the female passenger — identified as Lancha Robertson, 37, of Minneapolis — to safety, they struggled to free the unconscious driver, in a dramatic rescue attempt that was captured by a bystander on cellphone video.

Andy Schuur, who works at a local towing company, stopped to record the ordeal and later posted the footage to his Facebook page. By Monday morning, it had been viewed over 29,000 times and shared hundreds of times more.

The grainy 8-minute, 34-second video shows the officers, later joined by another officer and at least two passersby, yanking the driver, Floyd Cunningham, out of the car. By then the vehicle was engulfed in flames.

The officers tried to resuscitate Cunningham, 31, of Minneapolis, but he later died at a hospital. Robertson’s condition wasn’t available on Monday.

Authorities said speed, but not alcohol, appears to be a factor in the crash, which is being investigated by the State Patrol.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Georgia Officer Fatally Shot, K-9 Critically Wounded at Traffic Stop
Officer Edgar Flores of the DeKalb County (GA) Police Department was conducting a traffic...
West Virginia Man Accused of Battery on Officer and K-9 Partner
According to the Cabell County (WV) Sheriff's Office, a 33-year-old man is accused of...
Georgia Officer Recovering from Shooting
Police say 27-year-old Tameka LaShay Simpson was in the passenger seat of a vehicle driven...

Police Magazine