Irvine: Man, 11-Year-Old Son Escape Serious Injury After Fiery Crash

07.28.2020 | 1:21 PM | IRVINE – A man and his 11-year-old son escaped serious injuries after their vehicle collided with the center divider and caught fire, Tuesday evening.

Authorities responded to reports of a traffic collision with fire on the southbound I-5 Freeway just south of Jamboree Road around 1:21 AM.

Units arriving on scene located a black 2003 Jaguar S-type sedan engulfed in flames with a good Samaritan assisting the occupants out of the vehicle.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the car fire within a few minutes.

The driver was treated on scene for minor injuries and refused transport. His son escaped injury.

Law enforcement attributed their lack of injuries to the proper use of seatbelts.

The circumstances surrounding the crash including the potential involvement of other vehicles was under investigation.

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