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A driver traveling on the Southland Freeway struck the center divider causing his engine to catch fire in a car accident on Friday. Trapped in the vehicle, the man owes his life to an L.A. police officer who pulled him from the burning vehicle.

To rescue him, the officer had to break the passenger window of the burning vehicle. Fortunately, the man only suffered a broken collar bone in the accident.

Prior to the accident, the officer was traveling behind the driver on the Freeway. A car sped by him and headed south on the freeway. The officer followed the vehicle to get the license plate number because he thought he may have fled a crime scene.

Turns out, the car was not stolen and the driver was sober, he was in a rush to get home.

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.

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