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VIDEO: Trooper rescues man from burning car on eastbound I-94

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Posted at 7:09 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 10:34:31-04

(WXYZ) — All lanes on eastbound I-94 before I-275 at Haggerty have reopened following a car fire Tuesday morning.

Around 6:15 a.m., Michigan State Police says troopers were dispatched to I-94 and Haggerty in Van Buren Township for a car/boat fire. A trooper arrived on scene and saw the driver, a 63-year-old man, slumped over, unconscious, inside of the vehicle.

Police say the trooper attempted to use his baton to break the passenger side window out. Due to the window tint on the front windows, he had to use his hands to push the window in and was then able to pull the driver from the truck.

The driver was treated for low blood sugar.

The trooper sustained cuts to both of his arms and hands and was also treated at the scene. The fire was caused by the driver having his foot on the gas, causing the tires to catch fire.