Paramedics rescue teen from fiery crash

December 4, 2008 3:36:30 PM PST
Two Chicago paramedics rescue a teenager from a fiery SUV crash. Eva Lesnicki and Kris Matteson work at Engine 50 fire station on the South Side. They were on their way back there from a call Wednesday night when they saw a vehicle slam into a light pole and burst into flames in the 5000-block of South Union.

Two people in the vehicle were injured but able to get out on their own. The paramedics battled the flames and were able to free a 17-year-old passenger who was trapped.

"The fire was getting pretty big, used the entire extinguisher, realized we just had to hurry up and get the patient out of the car," said Matteson.

The victims are all teenagers and are being treated at hospitals.


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