Two off-duty law enforcement officials rescued a woman from a burning pickup truck, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.
A bloody, disoriented man with a head injury flagged down Det. Frank Biro on Sunday at West Copans Road and NW 44th Avenue in Coconut Creek. Nearby, Biro saw a smoldering pickup, crushed against a tree.
As they waited for help to arrive, the man kept asking for an expensive metal detector from the truck. Biro, who had been on his way home, went to see if he could grab it from the vehicle. A Broward Sheriff's Deputy also noticed what was going on and stopped. The engine erupted into flames and as they approached the truck they found the metal detector.
They also found an injured woman in the front seat. She was conscious but not responding and not getting out of the truck. The driver’s side door wouldn’t open and her door was blocked by palm trees. The two men broke the foliage and open the door. A Coconut Creek sergeant was nearby to help too.
Biro carried the woman out, and then fire rescue was able to extinguish the flames and take both injured people to North Broward Health.