A bunch of Good Samaritans pulled two victims from a burning Tesla after a violent multi-vehicle crash in California that killed one and left another person critically injured. Three cars collided in the early Friday car wreck that happened around 12:45 a.m. at the intersection of Garden Grove Boulevard and Magnolia Street in Orange County.
Two people were injured and one person died in the deadly crash. The driver of the Tesla was killed and its passenger injured, PIO Sargent Nick Jensen of the Garden Grove Police Department told DailyMail.com. The driver in the second vehicle, a Lexus Sedan, was critically injured. ‘There were no reports of any injuries in the Nissan SUV, the third vehicle,’ he said.
‘The cause of the deadly wreck was speeding and driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, which is still being investigated,’ Jensen said. ‘Evidence at the scene and the debris on the ground shows the car was speeding well over the speed limit,’ the PIO said. He said the names and ages of the victims will not be released at this time.
Many of the bystanders jumped into help emergency crews pull at least two people from their vehicles after the crash. Salvador Valladoid, who witnessed the terrifying wreck, called police. The brave civilian then rushed to the scene to help get one of the trapped victims out of the fiery car, KTLA News reported.
‘It was already burning,’ Valladoid said. ‘We were also kind of fearing that the car is going to explode on us.’ Video footage showed a person being pulled from the burning Tesla, the news outlet reported. Jeremy Sear, another witness at the scene, said ‘the driver was calling for help.’ ‘I did my best to get him out,’ he said.
A female driver was also pulled out of her vehicle and appeared to have leg injuries. Jensen said it is unclear how many people were involved in the crash. ‘The Tesla was engulfed in flames when fire officials arrived and was extinguished by fire officials,’ Jensen said. ‘Those injured were transported to a local trauma center,’ he said.
The four-way intersection that is controlled by lights is normally busy during the day but isn’t generally congested during the time of the crash.
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