LYNN — A fiery car crash on the Lynnway around midnight Saturday sent a 58-year-old Marblehead man to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Police are withholding his name at this time.
Drums and other musical equipment trailed down the street after the Marbleheader’s 2001 Chevrolet van was struck by a 2008 Acura sedan. The van, which exploded in flames on impact, was hit as it exited the Porthole Restaurant, according to a preliminary investigation by State Trooper Paul O’Connor.
State police from the Revere barracks responded to the crash.
Both drivers sustained serious injuries, according to police, with the Marblehead man’s condition, including burns, described as “life-threatening.” The Acura occupant, a 21-year-old from East Boston, was taken to Salem Hospital.
Also responding to the scene were the Lynn Police and Fire departments, the State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and troopers assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The crime services section responds to any serious crash, police said, and their presence is not an indication that criminal activity is suspected.