Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

At least five people suffered non life-threatening injuries Sunday in a single-vehicle, fiery rollover crash in South Pasadena, where police were investigating a driver for felony drunken driving.

A car going southbound on Fair Oaks Avenue at 1:55 a.m. failed to make a left turn to eastbound Huntington Drive. The vehicle struck a center median, a mailbox and then a fire hydrant on the south sidewalk of Huntington Drive, shearing off the hydrant, according to a news statement from the South Pasadena Police Department.

“The car just missed hitting a tree, struck a sign and wall, flipped over and landed on its roof,” according to the statement.

Four women, including the driver, were able to crawl from the wreckage with the help of a passerby, after one of the women inside the vehicle was able to kick out a window, said the statement.

An unconscious man was rescued by arriving officers when they smashed a front window with a baton and dragged the man out from the burning car.

“Five occupants were taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries and the driver is being investigated for felony DUI for causing injuries to the four passengers,” the statement said.

— City News Service

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