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Crash victim pulled from burning car by good samaritans

A photo from last night
A photo from last night's major car accident just 20km outside of Kitimat.
— image credit: Wayne Weidner photo

Good samaritans are being credited with pulling a driver from a burning car after a head-on crash just outside Kitimat last night.

A Mercury Cougar and a Toyota Tundra hit head-on with the car bursting into flames about 20 km north of Kitimat on Hwy 37 South just after 6 p.m. Dec. 5, said Sgt. Pam Scott of the area's highway patrol.

The driver of the car suffered burns to his body and was medevaced to Vancouver General Hospital and the car passenger was taken to Mills Memorial Hospital where he remains in stable condition, she said.

The truck driver was taken to hospital and released, she added.

Road conditions were snowy and slippery at that time, said Scott.

Fire, ambulance and police were all called out to the crash, said Scott.

Witnesses say the road was closed for three hours.

Police continue to investigate.

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