SAN FRANCISCO—On Sunday, March 21, after 8 a.m. firefighters from the San Francisco Police Department pulled an unconscious man from his burning vehicle at a crash near the intersection of Moraga and Infantry. Spokesman Jonathan Baxter of the San Francisco Fire Department indicated crews responded to a call reporting a crash and fire.
Upon arriving on the scene, firefighters found flames spreading from the engine block toward the passenger compartment and the solo occupant unconscious and trapped inside.
The Jaws of Life were used to free the victim, while the crew fought flames. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local trauma center. The condition of the victim was not immediately known. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
According to Injury Facts in America, deaths decreased for the third consecutive year. 39,107 people died in motor-vehicle crashes in 2019. Motor-vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for people for every single year of life from age 4 to 12 and from 14 to 22 and a leading killer in all age groups.