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Michigan State Police trooper rescues man from car fire on I-94

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WAYNE COUNTY, Mich.—A Michigan State Police trooper rescued a driver from a burning vehicle on Tuesday morning, according to Michigan State Police Metro Detroit.

Around 6:15 a.m., troopers were sent to I-94 and Haggerty Road in Van Buren Township, which is west of downtown Detroit, for a car fire.

A 63-year-old driver was found unconscious inside of the vehicle, according to MSP.

A trooper attempted to use his baton to break the passenger side window out but he had to use his hands to push the window in.

The trooper was able to pull the driver from the truck.

According to MSP, the driver was taken to the hospital and officials learned the man had suffered a medical emergency while driving. At the time, the car was pulling a boat.

The trooper was treated at the scene for cuts to his arms and hands.

MSP said the fire started because the driver had his foot on the gas, causing the tires to catch fire.

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