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Video shows firefighters working to rescue a woman trapped under a bus in Connecticut

The woman became pinned under the front axle, the Stamford Fire Department said. She was freed in less than 10 minutes, officials said.

Firefighters rescued a woman in Connecticut this week after she was hit by a bus and became trapped underneath, a moment that was partly captured on video

The Stamford Fire Department responded to 911 calls about the woman at the intersection of Broad and Atlantic streets just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters found the woman trapped under the front axle of the tandem-style bus, the fire department said in a news release. She was conscious and able to talk with firefighters, officials said.

The rescue process “involved stabilization of the bus and lifting using high-pressure airbags,” the release said.

Video shows firefighters placing blocks underneath the front of the bus, many of them sprawled on the ground to check on the woman's well-being.

In less than 10 minutes, the woman had been safely removed, fire officials said. She was transferred to Stamford Hospital for evaluation.

Deputy Chief Matt Palmer, the incident commander, hailed the rescue as a "valiant and flawless effort" by Stamford firefighters.

"Given the size and weight of this bus, we are very grateful that her injuries were not more serious," he said.

Image: The Stamford Fire Department responds to a woman trapped under the front axle of a tandem-style bus on July 5, 2022 in Stamford, Conn.
Stamford, Conn., firefighters respond to a woman trapped under the front axle of a tandem-style bus Tuesday. via Stamford Fire Department