PRINCE GEORGE’S CO., Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland State Police trooper was able to save a driver by pulling him out of his vehicle just seconds before the vehicle’s engine caught on fire.

The vehicle erupted in flames at Central Ave. and Church Rd. in Bowie.

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Authorities say the vehicle crashed into a guardrail while the driver was having a medical emergency.

The driver was unable to get out of the vehicle, and the trooper quickly jumped into action to help save the man.

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The trooper reportedly prevented critical, if not fatal, burn injuries to the driver.

The man was taken to a local hospital by Prince George’s County Fire Department crews. His condition has not been released.

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