Bystanders pulled an 18-year-old driver out of a car Saturday morning after it flipped and caught fire in front of a Clearwater Beach restaurant, police said.
Police and firefighters received reports about the crash at 7:30 a.m. A Nissan Rogue was headed north on Sand Key Bridge when the driver tried to make a left turn onto S Gulfview Boulevard and lost control of the car, police said. The Nissan flipped several times before crashing into the front of Cesare's at the Beach at 794 S Gulfview Blvd.
The Nissan caught fire and bystanders pulled the driver out of the wreckage, police said. He was flown to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with serious injuries that did not appear life-threatening.