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Driver, service dog rescued from burning car on San Diego freeway

Posted at 8:05 AM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 11:05:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Some good Samaritans helped a man and his service dog out of a car that caught fire after crashing into another car on Interstate 15 in the Kearny Mesa area.

At around 12:45 a.m. Thursday, witnesses said they spotted a car traveling at a high rate of speed on the southbound side of I-15 near Balboa Avenue. One witness said they believed the car reached speeds of at least 100 MPH.

The car later slammed into the back of another car and came to a stop on the freeway lanes. Several witnesses pulled the driver and his small service dog from the wreckage as a fire began to burn the vehicle.

Responding firefighters were able to put out the car fire before it spread.

The driver of the vehicle that was struck was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

10News learned the driver of the speeding car was evaluated at a hospital and arrested on suspicion of DUI. His service dog was taken from the scene by paramedics.