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Paramedics save two men from burning car in Dandenong

06:30   21 May 2014

 

Paramedics saved the lives of two men after their car caught fire in Dandenong last night.

Advanced life support paramedics Amanda Stolk and Colin Kicker were called to a report of a  crash in Frankston Dandenong Road near Stephen Road just after nine o’clock last night.

Paramedic Colin Kicker said they arrived four minutes later to find two men still in a parked car that was on fire.

 ‘It doesn’t look like the car was involved in a crash, but the back seat of the car was on fire and flames were shooting from under the vehicle,’ Mr Kicker said.

‘We opened the passenger door and helped one man out but the driver aged in his 40s was unconscious.

‘As the flames took hold we dragged him from the car to a safe distance away from the vehicle.

‘The man was suffering smoke inhalation and we gave him some oxygen and helped supplement his breathing with a bag mask.

‘Thankfully within a few minutes the man’s condition improved.

‘He was taken to Dandenong Hospital in a stable condition.

‘The CFA arrived and put out the fire – but the car was extensively damaged,’ Mr Kicker said.

 

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