Fauquier bystanders save driver from burning wreck
Bystanders freed a driver from this car, which Fauquier medics found overturned and on fire off of U.S. Route 50 this morning. - Courtesy of DFREM
Bystanders near Upperville saved a motorist from an overturned, burning car Monday morning.
According to an incident report from the Fauquier County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management, a car veered off the side of U.S. Route 50 west of Winchester Road this morning. 9-1-1 dispatchers put out the call at 9:23 a.m. An ambulance with Fauquier career paramedics came from the nearby Upperville Fire Department, finding the car upside down and fully ablaze. One person was trapped inside, but bystanders freed them by the time the ambulance arrived.
Firefighters shut down the road for about 30 minutes. According to radio traffic, the crash damaged phone and power cables in the area.
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