Injured Waukesha deputies rescued teenagers from burning car

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  • WAUKESHA - Two Waukesha County Sheriff's deputies who were injured in a fiery freeway crash rescued two teenagers from the car which collided with their squad and caught fire.

  • A Waukesha Sheriff's spokeswoman says Flight for Life took one of the teenagers to Froedtert Hospital. That victim, a 17-year-old boy from West Allis, was in critical condition.

  • "(The deputies') injuries were sustained as a result of the accident. They were injured at the time they were trying to render aid," said Waukesha County Sheriff's Deputy Inspector James Gumm to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jay Sorgi.

  • The Wisconsin State Patrol says that the two deputies were patrolling I-94, inside a median area, and were facing eastbound to look at westbound traffic.

  • "I know both of them. I certainly think that it speaks to the quality of their character, that they were able to have the calmness of nature, sense to exit their squad immediately and begin to try to extricate the two individuals from the striking vehicle and render aid."

  • The crash happened at about 2:40 a.m. Thursday morning on I-94 eastbound at Sunny Slope Road.

  • The Wisconsin State Patrol says that the two deputies were patrolling I-94, inside a median area, and were facing eastbound to look at westbound traffic. Click here for the full story