Late Friday night California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a car that burst into flames after slamming into the back of a tractor-trailer truck on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim. The accident took place around 11:00 p.m. According to witnesses, the driver of the car was cutting through traffic using the emergency lane which resulting in the collision with a stalled semi truck on the eastbound shoulder.
Two good Samaritans rush to help the driver and were even able to extinguish the fire but were unable to pull out the driver even after breaking the window with tools according to CHP Sgt. Todd Kovaletz. Riverside resident Hinter De La Hoya, one of the Samaritans, had spent the day at Disneyland and was heading home when he saw the fiery car accident. “I got a screwdriver from the driver of the truck right here, so I ran over and busted the window and tried to get him out, but he was stuck in there, so we just had to wait for a fire truck to get here.”
The driver did not survive and died at the scene of the crash.