Cleveland police officers pull man from burning car

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say two officers jumped into action after a car crashed and caught fire in Cleveland.

It happened just after 2 a.m. Thursday while Brian Crites and David Kelley were on patrol. Police say they found a 26-year-old man trapped in a car that crashed into a steel support of an overpass.

The officers rushed to the man’s side and were able to pry the vehicle’s door open and pull the man to safety. The driver was taken to a hospital.

The crash is under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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