As the year winds down, we'll all surely look back at what we've done in 2012. Here at Shorewood Patch, we're doing the same thing with a list of the top 10 local stories of the year.
Join us as we take a trip down memory lane. The top stories were chosen based on page views in addition to the impact it had on the community
No. 7 — Elderly Man Rescued from Burning Vehicle after Hitting Several Cars in School Lot
An elderly man was taken to the hospital Jan. 21 after he hit several cars in the Shorewood High School parking lot, sparking his car on fire. He suffered from an undetermined medical condition prior to the crash.
Around 2:30 p.m., the man hit five legally parked, unoccupied cars in the lot, before jumping the curb and coming to a rest in the northeast corner.
Two Shorewood police officers were later honored by village officials for their daring rescue of the driver, just minutes before a small explosion erupted inside the car.
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