A Cheshire, Connecticut police officer went above and beyond the call of duty risking his own life to save a driver who crashed head on into his cruiser.
Officer Lorin Webber was driving to a medical call Tuesday morning when he noticed an oncoming car headed right at him.
Webber pulled his cruiser over to the side of the road and nearly came to a stop just as that driver crashed into him.
"I wasn't sure if the operator may have been on a cell phone so what I did, I started to slow up to see if he would correct his turn. He didn't. I tried to bring my cruiser to a full stop right before he impacted me head on," Webber said.
After the crash, Webber approached the driver and found him unresponsive and in need of medical help.
The doors of the car were locked and the driver's foot was still pressing down on the gas pedal.
"At that moment, he started to go into a seizure and when the seizure occurred, we went almost into a plank with his foot on the gas all the way to the floor," Webber said. "The only thing stopping the car was my cruiser."
With his cruiser being pushed forward, Webber ran to his trunk and pulled out a pair of bolt cutters.
"I was panicked that I was going to get run over by my own cruiser so I was trying to find something quick," Webber said. "I couldn't stand there and let somebody die."
He then smashed the passenger side window and reached inside to put the car in park and turn off the engine.
After unlocking the doors, he pulled the man out of the car with help from a paramedic.
Paramedics were able to revive the man at the scene, and transported him to the hospital for medical help.
"It was a scary incident. I never had a feeling like somebody was going to die right in front of me, as I did at that moment. I wasn't sure what was going on. It's not what I expected to see when I walked up to the car," Webber said.
Police did not release the driver's name, only saying he's 62 years old and from Watertown.
He's recovering from the ordeal, according to police.
"I'm just glad I was there and he didn't end up hitting somebody else or going into the woods where nobody found him. It could have been a lot worse," Webber said.