Six emergency-response units were called out to rescue a driver whose car rolled over on Central Expressway in Mountain View and caught fire shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
The vehicle came to rest in the fast lane of Central heading southeast, between North Whisman Road and Ferguson Drive. Emergency crews had to extricate the driver, who suffered minor injuries and, according to Mountain View Police spokesperson Katie Nelson, was taken to a hospital. There were no passengers in the car.
The vehicle collided with an evergreen tree in the median strip during the incident, and police had to shut down lanes of Central as crews cleared the fallen tree and the car. Traffic was diverted for a few hours, police stated on Twitter.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, Nelson said in an email.