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Driver critically injured in single-car crash near UCI

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The crash near the intersection of Jamboree Road and University Drive, near UC Irvine, was reported about 6:25 a.m., according to Newport Beach police. The driver was transported to a hospital to be treated for critical injuries, police said.
(Matt Gush / stock.adobe.com)
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A man was critically injured Saturday morning in a single-car crash in Newport Beach.

The crash near the intersection of Jamboree Road and University Drive, near UC Irvine, was reported about 6:25 a.m., according to Newport Beach police.

Responding officers found that the car had collided with a tree and caught fire, police said. Officers pulled the driver out of the car while on fire.

The driver was transported to a hospital for treatment of his critical injuries, police said. There were no other people in the car.

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The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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