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Bystanders pull woman out of burning vehicle in crash

February 28, 2018

WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) — Police say several bystanders pulled a woman from a burning vehicle in a three-vehicle crash in New Hampshire.

The crash happened in Windham on Tuesday night at the intersection of Routes 111 and 28. The witnesses also helped a second driver out of his car.

One bystander, Steve Collins, tells WMUR-TV he asked the woman if she was OK and she nodded her head. He said it took four people to get her out of the window of the burning van.

Salem Fire Battalion Chief John Brackett tells the Eagle-Tribune that one of those who helped was an off-duty firefighter who had just finished his shift. The firefighter suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital with the three drivers.

Their conditions weren’t immediately known.

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