Out of the thousands of car accidents that happen each here, there are only a handful that cause a vehicle fire. Vehicle fires can turn deadly very quickly. By the time police arrive, the occupants of a car on fire may be dead, as what happened in this tragic case from Peachtree City.
Two teens, aged 16 and 19, died in a car fire according to Fox 5 Atlanta. The two teens were in one vehicle driving south on Robinson Road near Kimmer Road when their car crashed into the back of an SUV and caught fire.
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By the time police arrived at the scene, the teen’s car was fully engulfed in flames and fire was spreading to the second vehicle. The occupants of the second vehicle were able to escape, but the teens were burned alive in the fire. The driver in the second vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Community members have set up a small memorial at the site where the remnants of the fire show what happened, and word has spread to the school that both boys attended.
The usual advice with a car fire is to leave the vehicle and walk at least 100 feet away. That isn’t always possible if the accident knocked people unconscious or if the destruction of the vehicle prevents the door from opening. Once a car fire starts, there isn’t much time before it breaches the firewall and catches the interior on fire.
Have you been injured or had a loved one die due to a car fire? John Foy & Associates can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.