PELHAM — Police arrived at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Spring Street on Saturday night to find a car engulfed in flames and a man with serious injuries lying on the ground nearby.
The man, identified as a 32-year-old Pelham resident and the driver of the vehicle, was transported to Holy Family Hospital by ambulance, according to a Pelham Police Department press release.
Criminal charges against the man are anticipated as speed and alcohol impairment appear to be contributing factors, police said.
Police and firefighters were dispatched to the crash shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday. Pelham firefighters extinguished the 2005 Mercedes E500 sedan, which had burst into flames after striking a tree.
Police said bystanders pointed out the injured man lying on the ground. Pelham Police Cpls. Ryan Donovan and David DeRoche determined the 32-year-old — who was not identified in the press release — was the driver of the car and the lone occupant of the vehicle.
According to police, the man was “uncooperative and officers observed indicators of impairment during the interaction.”
The crash remained under investigation as of Sunday night.
“The Pelham Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind drivers to operate safely at all times and never drive impaired,” police said in the release.
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