Man in critical condition from Dec. 3 crash, fire

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Brian J. Hall, 22, the man seriously burned after a car crash on Dec. 3 was still in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at Legacy Oregon Burn Center in Portland, a hospital spokesman said.

Hall was sent to the hospital with serious injuries after his BMW hit a utility pole at McLoughlin and Grand boulevards about 2 a.m. that Saturday. Hall’s car was on fire when nearby resident James Bray rushed to the scene and pulled him from the car with the help of a few others.

When firefighters arrived at the crash, the car was fully involved. The driver “would not have survived if he had not been pulled out,” said Capt. David James, fire department spokesman.