Fiery crash caught on camera as vehicle flies into embankment near downtown Los Angeles freeway

  • Source: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
  • Published: 01/22/2021 08:18 AM

VIDEO: A horrifying crash was caught on camera as a vehicle flew off a downtown Los Angeles overpass and crashed into trees alongside the 110 Freeway, and the quick actions of several good Samaritans may have helped save the driver's life. The crash was reported about 10:50 p.m. Thursday near the Sixth Street exit where the driver was trapped inside the vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol. Video from the scene showed the vehicle fly off the Sixth Street overpass and into palm trees, then burst into flames as CHP officers rushed in to try to pull the driver from the burning, wrecked vehicle. In the footage, officers can be heard shouting: "He's in there! We got to get him out!" Firefighters arrived on scene and quickly freed the man and rushed him to a hospital in critical condition with burns and undisclosed injuries, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Multiple witnesses, including Fernando Salazar, rushed to the driver's aide.


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