PARAMUS (AP) - Authorities say three police officers pulled a man from a burning car after he crashed into a utility pole in North Jersey.

Traffic lights brought down by an accident on Route 17 in Paramus (Cliffview Pilot)

Paramus police tell that the accident happened around 12:10 a.m. Monday. After hitting the pole, the car rolled over and caught fire.

The Paramus officers: Gil Maynard, Anthony Mordaga and Timothy Reed, soon extinguished the fire. They then broke the car's side windows and pulled the driver, 28-year-old Andrew Ishak of Waldwick, out of the car.

Ishak was taken to a hospital, where he was being treated for "moderate injuries," including lacerations and abrasions.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.


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