Fort Erie teens rescued from burning car
(Source: Niagara Regional Police)
Two Fort Erie males had to be rescued from a vehicle that was on fire following a collision in Fort Erie Friday night.
Niagara Regional Police said at about 8:25 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Ridge Road North near Bertie Street.
Police said their initial investigation revealed a 2008 Pontiac G6 was being driven southbound on Ridge Road North by a 19-year-old male.
Police said the driver lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, struck a hydro pole and a tree before coming to a stop in the front yard of a private residence.
The vehicle caught fire and the two male occupants had to be rescued by the residents of the home, said police.
The driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to an out-of-region hospital in critical condition.
The 16-year-old male passenger suffered serious injuries and was taken to an out-of-town hospital.
Police said they continue to investigate the collision, and ask anyone with information to call them at 905-688-4111 ext. 5500.