Woman pulled from burning car

Published 3:55 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019

According to a release from the Town of Farmville Police Department, units responded at approximately 4:18 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, to a single motor vehicle accident in the 1600 block of E. Third Street. Officer D.P. Foley arrived on scene to find the vehicle, a 2016 Buick, engulfed in flames.

The release stated that heavy smoke was pouring from the car’s passenger side as Foley approached the vehicle, discovering an unconscious female in the driver’s seat. Foley cut the woman’s seat belt and pulled her from the vehicle.

Officer O.A. Martin, the second officer to arrive on scene, checked the car for other occupants before she and two citizens assisted Foley in moving the victim to a safer distance. Farmville Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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The woman, age 57, was the only person inside the vehicle. According to the release, she was transported to Centra Southside Community Hospital by the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad before later being flown by helicopter to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in Richmond.

The release cited that the woman’s condition is critical, but stable.

The cause of the accident, according to police, remains under investigation at this time. Further details may be released at a later time.

Warning: The Farmville Herald was provided with the following police bodycam footage. The video could contain graphic language.

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