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News, Santa Monica, Police Department, 10 Freeway

Female Motorist, 25, Escapes From Her Burning Ford Fiesta On 10 Freeway In Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 5, 2011, 8:23 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

A 25-year-old female motorist was able to walk away from her burning four-door 2007 Ford Fiesta in Santa Monica earlier this afternoon.

Sgt. Richard Lewis said shortly before 12:30 p.m., officers responded to calls of a vehicle on fire on the 2200 block of the westbound I-10 Freeway.

“The investigation revealed the 25-year-old female driver was exiting the 10 freeway westbound at Cloverfield,” Lewis said. “She claimed her brakes malfunctioned. She continued through the intersection of Cloverfield, through the fence, and rolled down the embankment down to the freeway.”

Lewis said she was able to get out of the burning vehicle and taken to a local hospital with complaints of pain. No-one else was in the vehicle and no other cars were involved.

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Nov. 5, 2011, 4:21:23 pm

gerard said...

There's no such thing as an American 2007 Ford Fiesta.

Nov. 5, 2011, 6:21:11 pm

anonymous said...

Probably more like 1987 Ford Fiesta!

Nov. 5, 2011, 10:33:09 pm

james said...

i happen to be driving by when this happened. it was brave passer by that pulled over and pulled that girl out of the car. it must of been 10 cars that pulled to the side of the freeway and started running towards that car. i had a four year old in the back seat or i would have been there as well.when i think of that one guy running from his vehicle on the side of the freeway to that burnning car to help chokes me up!

Nov. 5, 2011, 11:58:00 pm

Gerard Thai said...

There's no such thing as a 2007 4-door fiesta. There's no such thing as a 1997 4-door Ford Fiesta. A Focus, maybe...

Nov. 6, 2011, 3:58:17 pm

Ally said...

"must of" !

Nov. 11, 2011, 9:50:53 pm

Fancy said...

My husband is the one who pulled this woman from the car. I understand the psychological toll this must have on a person but to pay no heed to the person who pulled you from a burning car is beside me. We got a phone call from her father in profound appreciation later that day, saying he would call us back later in the week. He hasn't yet, maybe he was ashamed his daughter told the wrong story to the papers. The police officer who called us also expressed sincere gratitude (and now my husband blushes when I call him a hero). I wonder why she hasn't? Thank you James for your comment, reading it choked me up to.

Nov. 12, 2011, 10:16:14 am

alena howard said...

Shoot Yes, he is OUR HERO!! what kinda doofuss is this broad?? yes, she was prob in a state of shock--but pretty easy to say "this guy, this guy, pulled me out". So--give Bahram an extra Hug

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