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Video: Minn. Police Officer Pulled From Fiery Wreck

Dashcam video shows the rescue of a Braham, Minn. police officer from a fiery wreck by a Good Samaritan last week.

Police say that Ryan Smith ran from his home to help after hearing a loud bang Wednesday night, according to KARE-TV.

A driver of a SUV ran a stop sign at South Main Street and Eight Street Southwest and slammed into the Officer Paul Dial's patrol vehicle.

"There was a flame underneath the hood," Smith said. "At that time I knew he had to come out of there. I leaned down and told him to grab my shoulder and wrap his arm around mine. Then we started walking away from it."

As the two men walked away, the flames intensified.

Police say that this wasn't the first collision at the intersection.

"This is an intersection where people do run the stop sign, especially people who are not familiar with the area," Police Chief Robert Knowles said. "We've had bad accidents there before. The state is aware of it but there is not enough to get any change at this point."

The woman who ran the stop sign had two children in the back seat, which Smith helped rescue as well.

Dial is at home recovering, while the driver of the SUV told investigators she didn't see the stop sign and was ticketed for distracted driving.

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