Firefighters battle flames coming from the Ford Flex. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A 39-year-old woman was hospitalized Saturday with life-threatening injuries when the SUV she was driving struck another vehicle, crossed over the center median, hit a tree and caught fire in Sorrento Valley.

Police responded at 11:40 p.m. Friday to the 6300 block of Mira Mesa Boulevard and located the crashed vehicle, according to Officer John Buttle of the San Diego Police Department.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department arrived and freed the woman from the wreckage of the Ford Flex.

She was flown to the UC San Diego regional burn center in Hillcrest  with serious burns and a broken pelvis. Her injuries were considered life-threatening, Buttle said.

It was unclear whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.

No one in the second vehicle was hurt.

San Diego Police traffic division detectives are investigating the crash.

— City News Service

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