Police officers save driver's life

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Two police officers saved a driver's life by dragging his burning body from a blazing car in which two of his friends died.

The officers wrenched open the driver's door and pulled the young man to safety, then sprayed his body using a fire extinguisher from their patrol car, Essex police said. A back-seat passenger was thrown clear into the road but broke both legs after the driver lost control of the car, which hit a road support and burst into flames. Two people, a woman and a man both in their late teens, were killed in the accident near Kelvedon, Essex, early yesterday at a slip road running underneath the A12.