HOUSTON A man is lucky to be alive after his car burst into flames after crashing on the North Freeway at the North Loop.

According to the Houston Police Department, the man was speeding heading south around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when he lost control of his car. His car skidded across the main lanes and crashed into a tree.

He was pinned inside the car, but firefighters managed to get him out in time.

He s in serious condition in the hospital.

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