The operator of a tractor-trailer rig managed to get out as it burst into flames Friday afternoon as he was driving near Jensen Avenue and Golden State Boulevard in south Fresno.
A Fresno Fire Department spokesman said the incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. The big rig crashed into a pickup in front of the Pick-n-Pull auto salvage yard – just east of several fast-food restaurants – as the driver jumped out of the vehicle to escape the flames.
The driver was taken to a hospital, but officials did not know the severity of his injuries.
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