An Easton resident is in critical condition after he was pulled from a burning vehicle on Summer Street Wednesday night.
Brian Edlund, 51, of 229 Center St., Easton, is in critical condition at Boston Medical Center after his 2007 audi burst into flames when it struck a telephone pole at approximately 10:20, Police Chief Allen Krajcik said.
Krajcik said three Easton residents - Nathan Everett of 18 Summer St, Kenneth Bowman of 25 Summer St and Michael McGowan of 24 Summer St - were able to pull Edlund from the burning vehicle before emergency responders arrived. Easton Officer Charles Hopkins assisted in moving him further away from the vehicle upon his arrival.
The Easton Fire Department transported Edlund to Good Samaritan Medical Center. He was later brought to Boston Medical.
"The victim’s life was clearly saved by the actions of the residents and the police officer who endangered themselves by moving the victim from the car," Krajcik said in a statement.
Summer Street was closed for several hours last night and the accident is being investigated by Police Officer Keith Boone.
Patch will follow with more information as it becomes available.