(WSVN) - A crash left a University of Central Florida student trapped upright in front of her windshield.
Bodycam footage showed officers running up to an SUV that had flipped over on its side, leaving a young woman standing behind the windshield.
Now, she has another reason to be thankful for the campus police.
“As I get there, I realize there’s an overturned light post, and the light post is knocked over with electrical wires out,” said UCF officer Isabella Sanchez.
Officers noticed live wires surrounded the car, which was leaking fluid. Officers knew they had to work fast and started to break the glass with batons and even their fists.
Another officer, Anthony Mancuso, put on thick gloves to punch the glass and peeled it back.
They make enough space to get the woman out safely, but in the process, Mancuso realized he had been cut by the glass.
“There was a large amount of blood on the floor, but I realized it wasn’t coming from the driver; it was coming from my partner,” said UCF officer Allison Sienkiewicz.
The officer is still on medical leave with seven stitches but is doing fine.
As for the driver, she later explained she had just finished a long shift at work.
Campus police said this is a reminder of how dangerous it can be to drive tired.
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