Fairfax police save life of Ashburn woman
Three quick-thinking Fairfax County officers saved the life of a 23-year-old Ashburn woman who crashed her Mustang into a bulldozer in a construction area along Route 50 near Waples Mill Rd.
The crash occurred 2:15 a.m. Friday, April 15.
Fairfax County officers bashed in the car’s window, pulled the woman out and dragged her to safety just seconds before the vehicle exploded and burst into flames.
Lieutenant Kevin Barrington first arrived on the scene, closely followed by Officers Jessica Kane and Nate Sloan. All together, the trio dragged the woman to safety, tried to douse the flames after the explosion and kept other motorists at bay.
The driver, who was not identified by police, was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Police said she suffered minor, non life-threatening injuries. Officers later charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol.