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Renton, Washington – Driver Injured After Crashing Vehicle Along Rainier Avenue South

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Posted on September 13, 2019

Renton, Washington (September 13, 2019) – A driver sustained injuries after his vehicle crashed on Rainier Avenue South near Southwest 7th Street. The extent of the driver’s injuries has not been detailed, but he has already been taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

According to the report, the driver had reached 100 mph in speed while driving south in the northbound lanes of Rainier Avenue South around 3 a.m. He lost control of his car near Southwest 7th Street, causing his vehicle to go off the street and hit several fixed objects as well as cars in a car dealership parking lot. The crash also caused the car to burst into flames. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

About Car Fire

Car fires are a cause for alarm and can present a very dangerous situation. No matter the cause, all passengers are advised to get as far away from the car when it ignites. The nature of the vehicle and the materials used in it builds potential for big fires and explosions.

To minimize the risk of car fires, it is always best to make sure that a vehicle is well-maintained and in good condition. While there are many known causes of car fires, a fire does not always start with just one cause. More often, a number of factors are present when a car fire happens. This makes investigation difficult, but by listing the known causes of car fires, car owners can take the proper steps to analyse their own vehicle’s safety. Some factors do not always directly start the fire but raise the risk for creating it; these factors are design flaws, vehicle neglect, the use of faulty electrical or hybrid batteries, and the spilling or leaking of flammable liquids . On the other hand, factors that can directly cause vehicle fires are car crashes, arson, faulty wiring, and overheating car parts and components. The top two causes for car fires are electrical system failures and leaks in the fuel system. In identifying these fire risks, one can then properly assess their vehicle to see if any of these risks are present. Like with all fire risks, early detection can help prevent any damage, loss, injuries and fatalities.