Driver locked up inside car in flames rescued

Dubai police officer helps save a motorist whose vehicle caught fire in the middle of a busy Mohammad Bin Zayed Road

Timely action of a Dubai police officer helped save the driver who was locked up inside his vehicle that caught fire on Mohammad Bin Zayed Road.

Dubai: A quick-thinking Dubai police officer rescued a motorist trapped inside his vehicle whose engine caught fire in the middle of a busy highway in Dubai.

The police officer, Sgt. Sergeant Muhammad Ahmed Mahfouz, a member of the Difficult Missions unit of the General Department of Transport and Rescue, helped save the Emirati driver whose 4×4 vehicle caught fire on Mohammad Bin Zayed Road. 

Upon seeing the car being devoured by flames, the officer tried to approach the car — but found the door locked. He took preventive safety measures to extinguish the fire with the help of the public. 

Sgt Mahfouz flagged down the driver of a water tank truck as it passed the scene of the accident and its crew immediately helped extinguish the fire.

The car door was then broken and the Emirati citizen was rescued. It was not immediately clear when the incident took place and what triggered the fire, though it appears the vehicle was involved in an accident.

A video of the incident was posted on Twitter on Saturday.


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