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Seattle, Washington – Driver Taken to the Hospital After Being Rescued from Burning Car

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Posted on September 16, 2019

Seattle, Washington (September 13, 2019) – A driver was hospitalized after getting rescued from his crashed vehicle, which was on fire at southbound Interstate 5 near Northgate Mall. The driver has since been taken to Harborview Medical Center. There has been no further word regarding their condition.

The car accident happened around 11 p.m. The circumstances that lead up to the crash has not been reported, but by the time firefighters arrived they found that the vehicle had flipped onto its side and was on fire. The driver, who was the only person inside the car, was trapped inside the vehicle. The responding crews then safely extricated the driver and extinguished the vehicle fire.

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.