Suspected drunk driver saved by Sterling Heights police from burning wreckage

A suspected drunk driver was saved from burning wreckage earlier this month by Sterling Heights police officers. 

The crash happened on April 14 around 11:15 p.m. on Dequindre Road just north of 17 Mile. 

Police noticed the driver of a Dodge Stratus was thrown to the passenger's side in the accident, and that the vehicle had caught fire. 

The doors were locked so responders had to force open one of the doors to pull the driver to safety. You can see video of the rescue in the video player above. 

You can hear responders attempt to get the driver's attention, yelling at him, "Your car is on fire! Come on!" 

The driver was initially unconscious but eventually came to and began to respond to police, telling them, "I'm coming! I'm coming!" An officer can then be seen helping carry the driver away from the car to the side of the road. 

The driver was then taken to the hospital for treatment, and is also under investigation with Troy Police for operating while intoxicated. 

Police didn't give any other details about what caused the crash, or say if anyone else had been seriously injured.