Driver walks away after car bursts into flames in Van Nuys crash

A car that was engulfed in flames fizzles out after firefighters put out the blaze after a car crash in a Van Nuys intersection on Thursday, May 19, 2016. (KABC)

One person was hospitalized and another driver suffered only minor injuries following a fiery chain-reaction crash in Van Nuys early Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. at Sepulveda Boulevard and Vanowen Street. A car was hit near the intersection, causing the second car to veer left, hit a parked car and erupt in flames, authorities said.

The driver in the fiery wreck was able to escape, police said. Both drivers only sustained minor injuries, but one was hospitalized.

An investigation into what caused the crash was ongoing.
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