2 Men Hospitalized with Serious Injuries After Tesla Falls from L.A. Overpass, Bursts Into Flames

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Two men have been hospitalized with serious injuries after a Tesla fell from an overpass in Los Angeles and burst into flames.

Authorities said the two victims, ages 60 and 65, were inside the Tesla when the vehicle plowed through a barrier on the Riverside Drive overpass in Griffith Park around 11 p.m. local time, according to CW affiliate KTLA and ABC affiliate KABC-TV.

The car then plunged over the edge, landing onto a concrete divider on the 134 Freeway below and catching fire afterward, KABC-TV and CBS affiliate KCBS-TV reported

The two men inside the Tesla were able to escape before the vehicle burst into flames.

Footage of the scene shared by local news outlets showed the vehicle completely burnt out as the fire continued to burn what was left of the back of the car.

The footage also showed firefighters standing on the overpass where a large portion of a metal fence had been knocked down.

Both victims were hospitalized in serious but stable condition, according to KTLA and KCBS-TV.

Three westbound lanes of the 134 Freeway were temporarily closed following the crash, according to KABC-TV.

Police believe the driver simply lost control of the vehicle before the crash, and do not suspect the driver was operating under the influence

The freeway was closed for hours following the crash, per the reports. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

The L.A. Police Department, L.A. Fire Department and the California Highway Patrol did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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