Two police officers and a member of the public have risked life and limb to pull a man free from a burning car after it rolled in Gympie, north of Brisbane.
Senior Constable Kevin Mayo and Constable Jeremy Gardiol were called to the single-vehicle crash on Chappel Street about 7:00am on Wednesday, where they found the car on its side, with smoke billowing from the engine.
With the flames building, the two long-time Gympie patrol officers used their batons and kicked the windscreen to smash through and free the man inside and drag him to safety, with help from a passer-by.
The 73-year-old driver and sole occupant was taken to Gympie Hospital with minor head injuries.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze a short time later.
Senior Sergeant Greg Davey was full of praise for the rescuers.
“There was a heap of smoke, it was imminent that it was going to burst in to flames at any time,” Senior Sergeant Davey said.