Just after 2:15 Saturday morning an SUV traveling down South Avenue lost control and slammed into a utility pole catching fire. Jonathan Sadowy was walking home after having a late night meal at the diner down the street when he came upon the crash. Police radio transmissions as well as witnesses told us that flames were coming from the engine compartment as high as eight to ten feet, fearing it might spread to two homes close to where the car came to a rest. Jonathan jumped into action and went to the car to see if he could help. A woman inside the car was unresponsive. With the vehicle on fire Jonathan pulled the woman from the car across the street to safety. He then went to help the man who was already out of the vehicle when he returned. Jonathan was unaware of the dangers of the downed power lines during his rescue. They resuscitating the woman until first responsders arrived. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze. Both the driver and passenger were transported to the hospital. The extent of their injuries are unknown at this time.

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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