According to news sources, a woman left trapped inside a burning vehicle Tuesday after colliding with a tree was helped in escaping by passerby’s on the roadway who reportedly broke the car windows to reach her.
The incident started with the 70-year-old woman driving a a 2006 Pontiac G6 sedan traveling southbound on Highway 29 when she reportedly lost control of the vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said.
The woman was driving at about 55 mph when for unknown reasons the vehicle drifted towards the right hand side of the roadway, went over the shoulder and down an embankment before sideswiping an oak tree and finally colliding head-on with another oak tree.
The vehicle began to be engulfed in fire with the woman trapped inside when she received help from passerby’s.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and the area was reportedly cleared within an hour and a half.
As a car accident attorney Oakland, I wish all those injured in this accident a speedy and complete recovery. I advise you never to leave the scene of an accident. If you or someone you care about has been struck by a car and believe the conditions that caused it were the fault of another party, I encourage you to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you proceed legally.