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VIDEO: Officers pull man from burning car

Posted at 4:09 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 16:09:08-04

NEW JERSEY (CNN) - Officers in New Jersey risked their lives to pull a man from a burning car, likely saving his life.

The incident was captured on police bodycam video.

Authorities say the man may have fallen asleep with his foot on the gas, overheating the engine.

Police say they received several calls about the parked car which witnesses said was on fire.

When police got there, they knocked out windows and realized someone was inside.

According to authorities, the 42-year-old man was disoriented and resisted officers as they worked quickly to pull him out.

The man appeared to be ok but was taken to the hospital to be checked out, police said. 

Police thanked those who called authorities saying it was a great example of "if you see something, say something."

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