Officers, citizens rescue driver from vehicle engulfed in flames in Chesterfield County

(Photo courtesy Keya Pratt)

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Citizens and police officers in Chesterfield County rescued a driver from his vehicle after it crashed into a utility pole and caught fire Tuesday evening.

The accident occurred while first responders were working a separate accident at the intersection of Huguenot and Old Buckingham roads. At around 7:15 p.m., police say a truck blew through the scene of the accident and crashed into a utility pole in the 10000 block of Huguenot, near Woody’s Funeral Home.

Police say a number officers and citizens then pulled the driver from the vehicle after it became engulfed in flames.

The driver was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were described as serious, but non-life threatening.

As of 6 a.m., all lanes are back open.

No other information has been released at this time.

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