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Dash-cam captures fiery 10-vehicle crash – citizens rescue trapped woman

Police say bad brakes on a tractor trailer contributed to this fiery ten-vehicle crash on Route 17 in Binghamton, New York last Thursday. It also appears a citizen making good use of a fire extinguisher contributed to the rescue of a woman trapped in a burning car.

The woman suffered only minor injuries thanks to motorists who stopped to help. Binghamton’s mayor is attempting to track down all of those who assisted (see below). At least 10 other people were injured. There were no fatalities. News coverage, here.

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Firefighters extricated one person from this SUV crushed by the tractor trailer

Mayor Rich David via Facebook yesterday (Monday):

Dramatic dash camera video of last week’s 10-vehicle pileup on Route 17 in the City of Binghamton. It captures the chilling first moments of the crash and the actions of bystanders who pulled a woman from a burning vehicle. In a time of crisis, these brave individuals navigated through flames and broken glass to save a stranger’s life. The woman suffered only minor cuts and bruises. Miraculously, the crash resulted in no fatalities. We’re still attempting to identify those seen on video so they can be recognized for their efforts. On behalf of our entire community, I commend these unsung heroes as well as our local police, fire and EMS first responders. Binghamton is safer because of you.

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