Good Samaritans rescued a man Sunday by pulling him out of his vehicle as it began to be consumed by flames following a crash.
The crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. on the eastbound 91 Freeway just west of Cherry Avenue in Long beach, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 2007 Toyota SUV caught on fire after it struck a big rig that was travelling into a Caltrans construction zone to drop off supplies. As the flames began to consume the SUV, some good Samaritans stopped and pulled out the male driver before the car became fully engulfed.
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The driver of the SUV suffered "major" injuries, including facial fractures and cuts to his face and right leg. He was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Authorities sis not provide updates on his condition. No other injuries were reported.
Officials were still working to determine what caused the crash.