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San Diego police officer pulls man from fiery car

A two-car accident occurred at the intersection of Balboa Avenue and Clairemont Drive at around 9:30 Tuesday evening. According to San Diego police, a Chevrolet Impala that was stalled at the intersection was rear-ended by a sport utility vehicle.

The 20-year-old driver of the Impala was knocked unconscious in the collision. A passing San Diego police officer noticed that a small fire had broke out on the man’s car and that he was not conscious, and therefore unable to get out of his flaming vehicle. The officer broke the driver’s side window, opened the door, and pulled the man out of the Impala. ┬áThe car then went up in flames.

The 20-year-old and the driver of the SUV were both treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital. The officer was treated for smoke inhalation.

Contact the San Diego auto accident attorneys of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123, if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by another driver, car defect, or road defect.

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