12/03/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Boca Raton, FL—Two passengers were ejected in an Interstate 95 SUV rollover accident Wednesday night, Dec. 1, 2010. According to a Just News report, a Boca Raton police officer was forced to shoot out the window of the SUV after a front row passenger became trapped in the fiery wreckage.
Reports indicated a sport utility vehicle was traveling northbound on I-95 when it became involved in a violent rollover crash north of the Spanish River Boulevard overpass. Two passengers were apparently thrown from the vehicle as it overturned and caught fire.
As flames shot out from SUV’s engine compartment, a third passenger remained trapped inside the burning vehicle. Although a retired firefighter stopped at the scene and began using Boca Raton Police Officer Jimmy Jalil, Jr.’s fire extinguisher in an attempt to douse the flames, he could not do so successfully.
The retired firefighter also reportedly tried to break one of the vehicle’s windows, but to no avail. Jalil subsequently asked the trapped woman to steer clear of the window while he fired two gunshots at it. Jalil was able to shatter the window and help the woman escape the wreckage.
Authorities did not disclose the extent of the victims’ injuries, nor did they release their identities. A full investigation into the Boca Raton rollover wreck was expected to be underway.
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Url: Sandra Quinlan: West Palm Beach Injury News