CHP officers save driver from car fire following pursuit


After hitting a spike strip, the car went off the freeway, down an embankment the place it caught fire. CHP Officers rescued the person from the burning car.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — An in a single day high-speed chase led California Highway Patrol officers to rescue a suspect from a burning car.

California Highway Patrol began a pursuit round 2:30 p.m. in Irvine and it led to Oceanside on the Santa Margarita River.

CHP reviews that the pursuit hit speeds of greater than 100 mph on southbound Interstate 5.

Sergeant Eric Nicholas from the CHP mentioned, “officers from the Oceanside area deployed a spike strip ahead of the vehicle which deflated several of the vehicle’s tires.”

The car lost management and went over the aspect of the freeway and down an embankment the place it stopped and caught fire.

Within minutes CHP officers had been down the embankment with fire extinguishers. Thick brush made the trek down tough. Sergeant Nicholas mentioned the officers contacted the social gathering who was trapped in his car and finally pulled the mad out of the passenger aspect door.

Sergeant Nicholas added, “if they had not pulled him to safety he would’ve undoubtedly perished in the vehicle”

Camp Pendleton Fire arrived shortly after and was capable of extinguish the totally engulfed car on fire.

CHP reviews they imagine the person who began the chase was drunk.

The crash is at present beneath investigation by California Highway Patrol San Juan Capistrano division.


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