State police officer pulls Alamogordo woman from burning vehicle

New Mexico

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico woman is safe in the hospital Saturday, thanks to a state police officer and a good samaritan.

State Police say a 55-year-old Alamogordo woman was involved in a crash Friday that left her unconscious, and stuck in her burning car on Highway 285 north of Carlsbad. State Police Officer Edgar Palomarez responded to the crash and pulled the woman out as the engine compartment burst into flames. Both the officer and a good Samaritan nearby administered aid to the woman until she was airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas.


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