FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The driver climbed out the window of his burning car to safety after a one-car crash early Saturday morning before the Fairfield police and fire departments arrived at the scene.
Shortly after 4 a.m., the Fairfield Police Department and Fire Department were called to the scene of a one-car accident on Congress Street.
When they arrived, the car was on fire and the driver had climbed out of the driver-side window, police said.
When officers did accident reconstruction, they found the driver had lost control of the car while driving west on Congress. Police said the driver went off the road and hit the curb on the passenger side. He then hit two stone walls before finally coming to a stop at a tree, police said.
The stone walls show several feet of damage from the car, police said.
When the fire department arrived, they administered first aid to the driver until the ambulance arrived. They then extinguished the fully engulfed car fire.
The 21-year-old Fairfield resident was unable to speak, police said, but he indicated three other people were in the car with him.
Police and fire officials engaged in a search of the area with thermal-imaging cameras in an attempt to find the other occupants, police said.
No other people were found, and police were still investigating the situation.
The driver was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.