OnStar helps burning car victim

November 22, 2010 9:37:00 AM PST
On Long Island, police officers risked their lives pulling a woman from a burning car overnight. Her car burst into flames after she crashed into a tree in Dix Hills.

The woman was airlifted to Stonybrook University Medical Center.

Police say the victim's car collided with a tree and caught fire. OnStar alerted police to her location, and around the same time a passing driver saw the crash. At that time the witness tried to free the driver and put out the fire.

The woman driver, identified as 41-year-old Laura Lipsky was pinned inside the car.

When firefighters and police arrived they were able to rescue Lipsky out of the car and then put out the fire.

The victim is in stable condition with second degree burns to her arms and lower legs.


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