Man pulled from car by passersby
A man was seriously injured when his car crashed into a tree and burst into flames on Basic School Road Tuesday evening.
The victim was pulled from the burning car by a passerby before the flames spread to the passenger compartment and suffered moderate to major injuries, Kern County firefighters and a California Highway Patrol officer said.
His identity wasn't immediately available.
A medivac helicopter was on stand-by for the crash but it was cancelled and the man was taken by ground ambulance to Kern Medical for treatment.
The took place about 5:45 p.m.
The car went off Basic School Road just south of the intersection with Copus Road, down a short embankment and into an orchard where it struck the tree and caught fire.