Irvine: Rivian R1T Ignites In Flames After Crash Into Pole

02.09.2022 | 9:54 PM | IRVINE – A new Rivian R1T truck ignited in flames after the driver lost control and crashed into a pole, Wednesday night.

The crash was reported on Sand Canyon Avenue at the end of the southbound I-405 Freeway off ramp around 9:54 PM.

When authorities arrived on scene they located a grey Rivian R1T that had collided with a traffic pole causing the vehicle to catch fire.

At least one caller reported the vehicle was exiting the freeway at high speeds when it lost control and collided with the pole, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log.

Firefighters quickly doused the flames before they could spread but the vehicle appeared to be a total loss.

The driver of the vehicle, a male adult, declined medical treatment at the scene and appeared to be cooperating with law enforcement.

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