A driver was badly burned Tuesday after rolling their car, which caught fire after coming to rest vertically on a tree in Brownfield. Oxford County Sheriff’s Department

BROWNFIELD — A driver was burned Tuesday afternoon after the vehicle they were driving burst into flames following a rollover on Center Conway Road near Maine’s border with New Hampshire, according to an Oxford County Sheriff’s Office news release.

According to police, the car rolled several times and came to rest vertically against a tree before catching on fire.

The driver was transported via LifeFlight to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, the release said.

As the blaze engulfed the vehicle, the driver, who was also on fire, was able to exit the wreckage. A nearby resident dragged the driver to safety, extinguishing the flames, according to police.

“The Good Samaritan … stayed with him until emergency personnel arrived on scene,” said Sheriff Christopher Wainwright. “The actions of the Good Samaritan, without a doubt, saved the life of the individual involved.”

First responders included Oxford County Sheriff’s Department, Conway Police Department, Conway Fire Department, Brownfield Fire Department and Fryeburg Rescue.

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