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Good Samaritan Saves Man From Burning Car

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By Valerie Chen

A Good Samaritan saved a man trapped in his burning car in Sun Valley early this morning

The driver hit a pole at Lankershim Boulevard and Webb Avenue around 4 a.m. His car rolled over and started to burn while he was trapped inside, according to City News Service.

Fortunately, a passing car with an employee of the city’s Department of Water and Power stopped. She used a fire extinguisher from her department truck to douse the rising flames, an RMG News videographer at the scene told City News Service. The videographer said the driver was transported to the hospital. (The crash looks pretty rough: North Hollywood Patch has photos from the scene.)

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It's not clear what caused the crash, but the videographer said that there may have been another driver who fled the scene.