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Sherman Oaks driver, allegedly drunk, saved by Good Samaritans

A firefighter hoses down car after it caught fire following a crash on the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.

November 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Two Good Samaritans rescued an alleged drunk driver from his burning car on the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks.

The crash happened at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, on the 405 Freeway near the 101 Freeway.

Investigators say Timothy Truc lost control of his car, crossed all four lanes on the northbound 405, and hit the divider. His car flipped, caught fire and ended up in the southbound lanes.

The Good Samaritans, identified as Khoren Moughalian and Jason Abraham, found the man unconscious in the driver's seat at the scene of the crash.

One of the men, an off-duty security guard, cut the driver's seat belt to free him, using only a hand knife.

After getting treatment at the hospital, officers arrested Truc on suspicion of driving under the influence.