Pregnant mom and son, 3, escape car before it goes up in flames

Pregnant mom and son, 3, escape car before it goes up in flames

ALOHA, Ore. -- A pregnant woman and her 3-year-old son managed to escape from their vehicle before it caught fire Tuesday morning following a crash in Aloha.

The crash occurred just before 6 a.m. on Farmington Road between Southwest 209th Avenue and Clark Hill Road when the woman’s car hit a tree. The driver and her young son exited the car; moments later, the vehicle caught fire, according to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue officials.

The mother and son were waiting safely in the car of an Oregonian delivery driver when firefighters got to the scene.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they checked the mother and son out for injuries. They were OK, but taken to Oregon Health & Science University as a precaution, officials said.

Firefighters, who extinguished the car blaze, said they suspected the fire spread so quickly because the vehicle sustained significant engine compartment damage.

The circumstances of what led to the crash weren't immediately clear.

This story will be updated.