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Driver Seriously Hurt in Fiery Solo Vehicle Desert Hot Springs Crash

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A driver crashed through a sculpture and center median in Desert Hot Springs Monday, overturning his car, which caught fire before he could be freed from the vehicle and taken to a hospital with major injuries.

The crash happened at 8:42 a.m. on Pierson Boulevard, near Desert Hot Springs High School, according to Desert Hot Springs Deputy Chief Jim Henson.

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The unidentified motorist was heading east on Pierson when his car barreled through the center median, taking out a cement block sculpture on the island, Henson said.

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The car overturned, trapping the man, then caught fire, but a Desert Hot Springs sergeant responding to the crash was able to cut the driver out before the flames spread. The man was taken to a hospital with major injuries, Henson said.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation, but Henson said speed was suspected to be a factor, due to the force needed to plow through the sculpture.

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