04/21/2013 12:06 EDT | Updated 06/21/2013 05:12 EDT

Two pulled from car wreck moments before it burst into flames

Two men were pulled from a car crash in Quebec City early this morning moments before the vehicle burst into flames.

The driver hit a light post, totalling his car.

Fortunately, the accident happened steps away from a fire station.

Two people passing by were able to pull the driver out, and first responders arrived in time to extract the passenger.

Both are in serious condition in hospital with fractures and other injuries.

Police say speed and alcohol were likely factors in the crash.