District of Columbia: two officers severely burned saving occupants of car struck by drunk driver

WASHINGTON (AP) – D.C. police say a driver was under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car into another vehicle, trapping two occupants inside as the car caught fire.

Fiery crash in NW D.C. Photo: Courtesy of Andy Zmidzinski/ABC7
Police say the driver and passenger of the car that was struck sustained third-degree burns and were hospitalized Sunday in critical condition. A total of six people were injured as a result of the crash, including two Metropolitan police officers.
The crash occurred around 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington. Police say two officers suffered minor burns while freeing the occupants of the car that was struck. ….MORE