Two Officers Pull Driver from Burning Vehicle

This afternoon at about 5:19pm, Police Officer Robert England and Kevin F. Jones, assigned to the Bureau of Investigative Services Drug Control Unit observed a 1994 Pontiac Bonneville traveling on the Northbound Columbia Road off ramp engulfed in flames. The operator of the vehicle stopped the vehicle in front of the U MASS/ JFK M.B.T.A. station. The undercover officers approached the burning vehicle and observed a male sitting in the drivers side seat as smoke filled the passenger area. The officers forcibly opened the driver’s side door and assisted the victim by dragging him out of the vehicle. As the officers were pulling the victim to safety, the vehicle began rolling backwards running over the victim’s arm. The Massachusetts State Police, Boston EMS and Boston Fire all responded and assisted the victim and extinguished the burning vehicle. The 51-year-old male victim from Malden was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was treated for an arm injury and smoke inhalation. His injuries are considered non-life threatening.