Sacto 9-1-1
June 23, 2010
Galt police rescue woman after pursuit

By Cathy Locke

A woman who fled from police was rescued by two Galt Police officers after her vehicle ran off the road into a ravine and caught fire.

The officers went to the 800 block of Lake Canyon Avenue shortly after 11 this morning after receiving a report of a physical fight between a mother and daughter. When police arrived, the 18-year-old daughter fled in a vehicle, striking her mother's house in the process and causing moderate damage, according to a Police Department news release.

Officers pursued the vehicle, which turned onto Carillion Boulevard, then careened into a ravine at the corner of Simmerhorn Road and Carillion Boulevard. The driver's airbag deployed and the woman lost consciousness.

Officers arrived, saw flames coming from the driver's side of the vehicle and yelled at the woman to get out of the locked vehicle. When they realized she was unconscious, Sgt. Ed Arlt broke the passenger window to unlock the vehicle. He and Officer Steve Denier pulled the woman out through the passenger side door as she was regaining consciousness, the news release said.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police said no criminal charges will be filed.

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