BRIER HILL, N.Y. (WWNY) - Fire officials say two men are “very lucky” after their car went off the road, struck a tree, and burst into flames.
It happened at 11:40 a.m. Friday on Atwood Road in Brier Hill in the town of Morristown.
State police said a driver lost control of a car due to speed; the vehicle left the road and struck a tree.
Brier Hill Fire Chief Shawn Macaulay and 1st Assistant Chief Josh Hunter said the car burst into flames and the people inside are “very lucky” they escaped without serious injury.
They said people in a car that had been following the crashed vehicle stopped and pulled the victims from the burning car.
Troopers said the driver and passenger suffered non life-threatening injuries. Their names were not released.
Officials said the driver was airlifted to Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, while the passenger was rushed to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg.
State police said the investigation into the crash is ongoing.