Two firefighters were rescued from a burning car after it ran over a barrier and crashed into a tree.
A firefighter jumped out of the way of the car to save the firefighters, the California Highway Patrol said.
The car, a Toyota 4Runner, was on the side of a road on the south side of the city, near the intersection of Palmdale Road and Bannister Avenue.
The fire was reported around 5:30 p.m.
Friday, authorities said.
A spokesman said the driver of the vehicle had suffered serious injuries.
The CHP said the fire was under control by the time the firefighters arrived.
A CHP helicopter took off with the help of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter to get to the scene.
The agency said the firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.
The firefighters were wearing masks.
CHP Capt. Matt Zagoroff said the car was on fire when they arrived.
“I think it was in a pretty good spot to cause a serious fire,” he said.
He said the vehicle, a Nissan Altima, had one occupant.
He did not know how many firefighters were on the scene at the time.
The crash closed off several streets in the area, including Bannisters Boulevard, the eastbound exit to Palmdales Boulevard, BannISTER Drive, the westbound exit, and Palmdal Road.
The intersection of Bannands and Palmdale streets was closed to traffic, while Palmdalls Boulevard was closed.
“The CHP was able to quickly respond to this fire,” Zagorson said.
Authorities have not said how many people were inside the car at the moment.
CHp spokesman Lt.
Chris Schmid said the CHP had no information about the injuries of the driver.
The driver of a Nissan car was involved in a collision with a CHP CHP aircraft in a fire on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Pasadena, California.
Aerial footage shows the area where a car ran into a barrier on Bannings Blvd.
and Palmsdale Road, according to the California Department of Transportation.
A witness told police that a Nissan vehicle ran over the curb and crashed, hitting a tree, CHP spokesman Lt., Chris Schmidthopf said in a statement.
The victim was transported to a hospital in serious condition.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said in its Facebook post that the incident was reported at 5:55 p.ms.
The California Highway Safety Association tweeted that it was notified about the crash and that CHP investigators were on scene.
“There is no information at this time that can confirm the identity of the deceased,” CHP spokeswoman Chris Zagora said in an email.