UPDATE: Bystanders rescue driver from flaming car after rollover crash in Esquimalt

A serious collision at the intersection of Devonshire Road and the E&N Rail Trail in Esquimalt resulted in one vehicle flipping onto its roof and a power pole being knocked down on May 29, 2021. (Photo courtesy Vanessa Nicholson)A serious collision at the intersection of Devonshire Road and the E&N Rail Trail in Esquimalt resulted in one vehicle flipping onto its roof and a power pole being knocked down on May 29, 2021. (Photo courtesy Vanessa Nicholson)
Bystanders rescued a driver from a flaming car after rollover crash in Esquimalt on May 29. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)Bystanders rescued a driver from a flaming car after rollover crash in Esquimalt on May 29. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Bystanders rescued a driver from a flaming car after rollover crash in Esquimalt on May 29. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)Bystanders rescued a driver from a flaming car after rollover crash in Esquimalt on May 29. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Bystanders rescued a driver from a flaming car after rollover crash in Esquimalt on May 29. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)Bystanders rescued a driver from a flaming car after rollover crash in Esquimalt on May 29. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria police are crediting the heroism of bystanders who rescued a driver from a rollover crash on Saturday after the driver’s car hit a hydro pole just after 10 a.m. in Esquimalt.

The driver and a bystander went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the crash at intersection of Devonshire Road and the E&N Rail Trail.

The driver’s car was heavily damaged and rolled onto its roof due to the crash. The car had caught fire, so a bystander worked to extinguish it as two others helped the driver get out.

Power was shut off in the area for safety after the utility pole was knocked down.

The cause of the crash is believed to be a medical incident involving the driver of the vehicle.

Anyone with information can contact the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654, ext. 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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