Forgotten heroes

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NJ.com

A peacock strutted along the side of the road as Dave Chance flipped on his siren and hit the gas. Traffic parted before him. Cars veered out of the way. Chance weaved around them and sped down empty streets, trying to catch up with the Bridgeton EMS crew he supervises. There was no time to waste. A life might hang in the balance. A woman in her 20s had swerved off the road that Friday afternoon in late May, rolling her black Hyundai Accent into a three-foot ditch and slamming into a tree. She was trapped in the crumpled car. When Chance arrived in his SUV, a firefighter was slicing through th…

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