A driver sustained serious injuries in a fiery car crash in Brookfield Tuesday morning. Emergency responders were called to Federal Road near Laurel Hill Road along the Still River Greenway on a report of a driver trapped in the burning car.
Former Brookfield firefighter Jim Docktor Jr. was able to smash out a car window and remove the badly injured driver. Other bystanders helped pull the driver further from the car. Docktor then continued to work.
First arriving Fire and Police personnel indicated that had he not removed the driver when he did, the man would have burned alive in the vehicle. Docktor's father is a past chief of the volunteer fire company.