Truck erupts in flames on Nimitz Hwy. after driver falls asleep at wheel

Truck erupts in flames on Nimitz Hwy. after driver falls asleep at wheel
A massive fire engulfed a truck on Nimitz Highway late Wednesday. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - It was a close call for a driver whose truck erupted in flames on Nimitz Highway late Wednesday.

Police said the driver fell asleep at the wheel before the incident around 11:20 p.m.

Footage showed the vehicle engulfed in flames.

Two Good Samaritans rushed to the truck and pulled the driver out and onto the sidewalk.

He reportedly had a cut to his head but seemed ok otherwise.

No other details were immediately available.

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