Corpus Christi Police Officer Pulls Man to Safety After Fiery Car Crash

Date: Monday, February 22, 2016, 18:28
Location: State Highway 358 west at State Highway 286 south
Event: Major Vehicle Crash

Crash Number: C1600914

A Corpus Christi Police Officer pulled a 29-year-old man to safety Monday evening after the man was involved in a vehicle crash on the turn ramp from State Highway 358 and State Highway 286.

A Corpus Christi Police Officer witnessed a green 1995 Chevy Suburban travel west at a high rate of speed on the South Padre Island Drive freeway and take the turn to travel south on the Crosstown Expressway. Officer Jon McGinley arrived shortly after the crash and immediately noticed that the car was on fire.  The Officer then went to the vehicle, broke the window with his baton, and pulled the 29-year-old man to safety before the fire fully engulfed the vehicle.

Several witnesses helped the Officer, but they left the scene without providing their information. The 29-year-old man was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The ramp was closed to traffic for over an hour until the vehicle was towed from the scene.The Corpus Christi Police have no charges against the 29-year-old man at the time of this post.pastedImage