Corporal Adam Willis responded to the parking lot of Vickery’s on May 30, 2015 at approximately 2:35am and found a vehicle engulfed in flames. Corporal Willis retrieved his fire extinguisher and began clearing the passenger compartment of flames when he observed a man sitting in the driver’s seat. He was then able to pull the man from the car and escorted him to safety. Corporal Willis’ quick actions saved the man from serious injury and possible death.
A quick-acting South Carolina cop saved a driver from a car engulfed in flames in an amazing rescue caught on police cruiser dashcam.
Cpl. Adam Willis of the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to the burning car at 4:35 a.m. ET Saturday in the parking lot of a local bar and restaurant, according to a news release.
"When I first got there the flame was pretty big, so I couldn't really see in there," Willis told NBC affiliate WCBD.
Willis grabbed a fire extinguisher from his car and began snuffing out the flames. At that moment, he noticed someone in the front seat holding the steering wheel.
"The only thing I was thinking in my mind was please don't be dead," Willis said.