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Port Charlotte woman saved after car caught fire in tree crash

Posted at 2:45 PM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-23 15:50:09-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Charlotte County Fire & EMS break into the window of a thirty-year-old Port Charlotte female's vehicle after her car crashed into two trees and caught fire.

FHP says that the vehicle was traveling West on the left of Veterans Boulevard and reportedly changed lanes which made the right wheel of the car collide with the curb. The vehicle then reportedly rotated and went into the grass shoulder and collided with two trees and caught fire.

According to firefighters, the door would not open so they broke into the car's passenger window and rescued the woman by pulling her out of the vehicle as it was burning.

The woman is reported to have a compound fractured leg and serious burns.

She was airlifted to Golf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers.

Charlotte County Fire & EMS Lieutenant Jensen thanks those good samaritans for rescuing the woman.