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Good Samaritans Rescue Man From His Overturned, Burning Car

405 Freeway sign (Photo by atomicshakespeares via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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Two Good Samaritans rescued a man from his car that overturned and exploded into flames after it tumbled over the center median on the 405 Freeway early this morning.

The crash happened on the northbound 405 Freeway just north of the 101 Freeway around 3:10 am, according to City News Service. Khoren Moughalian and Jason Abraham stopped to rescue the man. Moughalian, an off-duty security guard, used a pocket knife to cut the unidentified driver out of his seat belt, and Abraham pulled him out of the wreckage.

The driver Timothy Truc, 23, was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries and he was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Los Angeles Times.

No one else was reported injured, but all of the southbound lanes of the 405 freeway and half of the northbound lanes were shut down while crews tried to repair the center divider.

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CHP is investigating the cause of the crash.

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