Raleigh officer rescues woman from wreckage

September 8, 2008 5:20:57 AM PDT
A Raleigh police officer is being called a hero after rescuing a driver trapped by Hanna flood waters.

The driver was traveling on Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh around 3 a.m. Sunday when she ran off the road.

Her vehicle struck two utility poles and overturned in about two feet of standing water. Officer K.A. Thompson was able to break the driver's side window and pull the woman to safety.

Thanks to Thompson's quck actions, the driver is going to be fine.