A Molotov cocktail was thrown into a Mercedes causing the driver to hit and catapult a SUV into the front of a Southern California home on Friday evening.
Humberto Zubia, 22, stopped at a red light at the intersection of 2nd Street and I street at 8 p.m. when another vehicle pulled up along the driver’s side of his car.
Someone from the other car threw a fiery device into Zubia’s sedan that immediately started a fire on the floorboard of his car, officials from the San Bernardino Police Department said.
Zubia tried to extinguish the fire as he continued to drive westbound on 2nd Street causing him to crash into a Mercedes SUV. The SUV then plowed into the front of an abandoned home causing major structural damage.
Zubia managed to get out of his car before it was engulfed in flames. He was transported to a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries. It was unclear if the driver of the SUV was also injured.
Investigators were on scene for several hours after the crash.