Some of the most dangerous automobile defects are those that cause the car to catch on fire. This can happen either spontaneously. Or, the car doesn’t catch fire until a certain part of the car is impacted in a crash. This is what happened in Austin this week.
A woman driving a vehicle on Interstate-35 was traveling on the north deck of the highway. Police received reports that there was a vehicle on fire on the right shoulder of the road. Someone had even tweeted a picture of the car, with smoke billowing out of the top of the car.
The picture shows that the car had already suffered some sort of wreckage. The police aren’t sure exactly what happened yet. They don’t know if the car was involved in a crash with another vehicle that took off. Or, perhaps the driver of the car engulfed in flames was involved in a single-car accident.
A woman who said she witnessed the event said she heard several explosions before she saw anything. She turned to twitter and posted what she had heard. Then she said she came upon the car, wrecked on the side of Interstate-35. The police have not yet confirmed that any explosions took place. They said they were too busy tending to the car to really check into that just yet.
The victim’s name has not yet been released. Nor has there been any information provided on how badly she was injured. For now, the cops have simply confirmed that the car was in fact engulfed in flames when they arrived and they did their best to put it out.
If you suffer any sort of injury due to a car defect or vehicle fire, contact our car defect lawyers right away.