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Investigators: Neighbor pulls man from burning car after crash

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A Charlotte man is recovering from his injuries after his neighbor pulled him from a burning car.

According to investigators, the man crashed into an oak tree along the 2300 block of Carmel Lane in south Charlotte on Sunday night.

Firefighters said the driver was going too fast and lost control of the sedan and hit the tree.  That's when the car caught fire with the driver still inside.

A neighbor declined to speak on camera, but said he ran to help the driver and pulled the man out through the passenger side door. That's when he noticed the driver was also on fire.

The Good Samaritan put out the flames with his hands before rescue workers arrived. Moments later, the entire car went up in flames.

Medics tell WBTV the driver was rushed to the hospital with very serious injuries.

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