Off-duty corrections officer rescues woman from burning car

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK -

An off-duty corrections officer pulled an unconscious driver from a burning car following a crash in Middlesex County.

South Brunswick police say the accident occurred around 9:15 p.m. Sunday in the area of Routes 32 and 535, when a car driven by 59-year-old Catherine Bohar, of Monroe, struck the rear of a tractor-trailer.

Officials say Officer Donald Carson was driving by when he saw Bohar slumped over the steering wheel and noticed some flames. He ran to the burning vehicle, got her out and carried her to safety as the car became engulfed.

Bohar suffered a wrist injury. She was taken to a hospital for treatment, but further details on her condition were not available Monday.

The tractor-trailer driver, 40-year-old Alexander Lyubomsky of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, wasn't hurt in the accident.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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