Hero Cop in Hutchinson Crash Fire
06 Jun, 2014
By Loop Contributor
A really interesting piece in LoHud about the horrible fire at the Mobil Station on the Hutch this week and and injured cop that saved a driver’s life:
Despite being injured when an elderly man’s car slammed into another car and a gas pump at the Hutchinson River Parkway tation on Tuesday, causing two fires, an investigator from the New York State Police managed to pull the man from his vehicle and prevent the situation from becoming worse, police said.
Senior Investigator John Vescio, of Troop NYC, was gassing up his unmarked squad car on the southbound side of the parkway Mobil station shortly after 11 a.m. when he heard a car entering the service area at a high rate of speed, according to a state police press release.
Vescio turned just as a Toyota Camry slammed into an Acura on the other side of the pump,, and then into the pump itself. The pump fell on top of Vescio, who was injured as he was knocked to the ground. The chain collision caused the Toyota and another car to catch fire.
Vescio “was able to crawl out from under the pump just as the front of the Toyota and the pump caught fire,” a state police press release says. “He immediately went over to the 69-year-old operator of the Toyota, who was incoherent, and pulled him out of the vehicle to safety.”