Man escapes burning car on Scarsdale Road

The driver survived after he smashed into a tree and was trapped inside the burning vehicle. (6/19/14)

YONKERS - A man is lucky to be alive after smashing his car into a tree and being trapped inside his burning vehicle.

Police say the accident happened just before 3 a.m. today right off the Bronx River Parkway at Scarsdale Road. They say the car hit a tree and then caught on fire, trapping the driver inside for a brief time.

Investigators say the man was taken to the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla in serious condition.

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There is no word yet on what caused the crash or whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

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