RIVERSIDE (AP) — A woman rescued from a burning car in Riverside has been hospitalized in critical condition.

Riverside police say witnesses saw a 2002 Ford Explorer speeding on Canyon Crest Drive at around 10 p.m. Tuesday when the driver lost control on a curve and hit a traffic signal pole.

The car burst into flames and the driver was trapped inside until firefighters arrived and rescued her.

Her name hasn’t been released.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments (26)
  1. WENDY says:


    1. BD McGee says:

      Don’t waste your “prayers” on those who bring misfortune on themselves.
      A woman driver on a canyon road at 10 PM… of course she was on her phone, toots.

      1. Alma says:

        I just Hope that you dont have kids or if you do you never have to feel the pain that her mother and sisters are feeling right now. If you do not the facts keep your comments for your self. How Dare U? You call your self a houman ,were is your hearth? if you do have one….. GOSH!

    2. Karen says:

      I have no sympathy for people who cause accidents. She was SPEEDING on a canyon road. What did she think would happen? She is not superman.

      1. Desiree says:

        Karen you are not super anything you insensitive idiot!

      2. Rachael Kurtz says:

        Canyon Crest Is NOT a canyon Rd. & Bd mcGee You Really SUCK!!!! FOOL!

  2. Barbee says:

    wow heartless people is all I can say I’m going to waste my Prayers not only for her but for all of you Devils that have no compassion. Wendy join me in Prayer you see what the World has come to. Jesus take the wheel! wonder if she had been one of their Relatives would they feel the same and have such harsh words for someone critically wounded in an accident.

    1. Ed Rooney says:

      Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

  3. Desiree Holmon says:

    First of all, have compassion not only for this woman who may not live, but for her family. Don’t be an ignorant evil, insensitive ass!

  4. Katy says:

    Even one whispered prayer to a mighty God is far greater than all the foolish ill will I read hear in some of these comments. I have been and will continue to pray for the well being of this woman….for healing in her life in every way. We could only see the huge blaze from down the street but we’ve been praying since!

  5. Desiree Holmon says:

    Keep praying as am I. I do not intend to be “ugly” as some who have posted. Personally I know this wowan and prayers are much appreciated.

    1. Rene Solano says:


  6. sad says:

    All you insensitive as#$&holes she is my cousin not a piece of blond bimbo broad driving on her phone so get your story straight..and thank you all for all your prayers we need all we can get

  7. Auntie Chelle says:

    OMG where are you getting your info from? This beautiful mamma is one of my best freinds I know what the cops said and thats really wrong hunny

  8. Rachael Kurtz says:

    All of you people who DO NOT even know what happened should keep you RUDE & Insensitive comments OFF of Here!!! My Friend knows this Family & I’m sure her Son does NOT deserve to EVER have to read such DISGUSTING comments about his Mommy! All of You should Not Only Pray for Her & her Family but Yourselves!!! Good Bless You Carmen My the Lord be with YOU & Your Family!!!

  9. Rachael Kurtz says:

    Wow Karen you NEVER sped in Your Life REALLY?? Does that mean you deserve to be HURT??

  10. Jackie says:

    Rene, you’re dumb. The accident involving two males and one female is a DIFFERENT incident.

  11. curtis tod says:

    Hey idiot I know that family she was running for tylenol they have a young son 4 yrs old. stop commenting on stuff that doesnt pertain to you just because you have a computer and can spell. she is in a burn unit and will never look the same she lost one arm and her husband has to look at her in that shape he was in tears when i spoke to him. absolutly devastated family now. and about 8 years ago her husband lost his brother in a car accident he didnt die fast he was paralized for a year and that took his life have a heart and realize there is always more to it than what you read. you are an idiot.

  12. Michelle Oliver says:

    Dumb Ass Rene we all know who you are, your ass is sorry for even saying something like this. Just shows how stupid you are

  13. Witness says:

    I watched this lady burn in her car, and I have to say it was one of the worst things I have ever seen. To all of you who say she deserved it – I understand your third-party completely unaffiliated stance. I hate talkers/texters/speeders just as much as you. We all do. But watching this car go up in flames knowing there was someone in, people screaming, etc. It was horrifying, and I wouldn’t truly wish this upon anyone. Ever.

  14. katherine flores says:

    I can’t belive how heartless people can be in such a vulnerable time. Regardless of how this accident happened no one deserves cold hearted views. You have no idea of the pain you are causing her loved one’s. You have no idea if she will make it out of this alive and yet you have the audacity to be so ruthless. I cant stand ignorant people such as yourselves.

    As for Carmens family your all in my prayers God Bless Carmen and her little boy.

  15. Gustavo says:

    my prayers for carmen and her family just keep the faith in God . vickie, norma virginia we are with you from gus and teco from mexico city all church know about this we will continue praying for you

  16. Sunnie & Summer says:

    Your such an idiot Karen, and all of those others who have nothing but inconsiderate, idiotic and uncompassion for life….this young lady has served our country and this is the way you speak of her……you do not know the facts of this accident, accept for the people who were there, and the witnesses that actually witnessed this…and not drove up after the fact!!!! This could be anyone of your family members at any time and any situtation….so I pray that this does not come back to any of you…..Carmen are prayers are with you and your beautiful little boy we Love you.

  17. Cyd says:

    To all of you insenstive idiots. It oes not matter how the accident was caused !!What matters is that it happened and is devasting to alll carmen, her family and friends. Untill you are in the position her family is keep ypur comments to yourself. Have some compassion as family and friendds eread this. I know this family well and they are heart broken as we all are. So please please show some compassion. Our thoughts love and prayers to all family and friends. CEJ

  18. Ems says:

    If at all possible could a family member contact me I was on this incident, part of the EMS team. I would, if you wouldn’t mind an update on her condition. Not via this site though. My email is mrmrssummersgill@yaahoo

  19. sunnie & summer martinez says:

    To anyone that may have some information on Carmen can you please just give us an update, we have tried and we get no where, we are friends of Carmen and wish that we were able to see her and killion, but understand where the famiies at…just would like to know how she is doing, we do think of her and killion and pray that she and all of her family taking care of her much love. but again anyone with info please let us know thanks, Sunnie & Summer Martinez

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles

Weather Team
Goldstein Tipline

Watch & Listen LIVE