Car crashes and bursts into flames in Somerton

November 15, 2012 7:44:20 AM PST
Police say a car crashed then burst into flames in the Somerton section of Philadelphia early Thursday morning.

The accident happened around 12:45 a.m. on Bustleton Avenue and Veree Road.

According to police, a driver lost control of his car then struck a utility pole which snapped in half.

The car then erupted in flames but the driver managed to get out with only minor injuries.

The fire department called PECO to shut off the power so they could put the car fire out.