Police rescue crash victim from burning vehicle.

January 29, 2017

johnson_road_vehicle firePolice rescue crash victim from burning vehicle.



By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

AMBER TOWNSHIP — A Ludington man was likely saved from major burns Sunday night after two area law enforcement officers pulled him to safety after from his burning SUV.

Dep. Matt Moss

Dep. Matt Moss

Mason County Sheriff’s Office Dep. Matt Moss and Scottville Police Department Officer Adam Claveau were both dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Johnson Road about 8:15 p.m. Initial dispatch information stated the crash occurred near Stiles Road, but the actual crash took place about a 1/4 mile west of Amber Road when an eastbound GMC Yukon struck a tree on the south side of Johnson Road, just below a hill, causing the vehicle to catch on fire.


Officer Adam Claveau

The 29-year-old driver, who is from Ludington, was trapped in the vehicle and called 911. He eventually managed to get out of the vehicle but his leg was injured, causing him to crawl about 20 feet from the vehicle — to the north side of the road — but still within the hot zone of the fire. 

Moss and Claveau arrived on scene at the same time and discovered the driver near the vehicle. They quickly removed him from the danger area, putting their own lives at risk.

The driver, who was alone in the vehicle, was later transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. The officers were uninjured.

Scottville Fire Department extinguished the fire.

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