Two Injured in Collision on Lyons Street in Jackson, Georgia (GA)
JACKSON, GA- Jacksonprogress.com writes that a crash took place this week in Jackson that left two people injured. The incident occurred in the early evening on Lyons Street. Reports indicate that a Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder caught fire following the crash and that a man and a woman in the Spyder were both injured. Responders transported both victims to a nearby hospital. The nature of the injuries is not known, but the victims were both conscious at the scene.*
The Jackson Police Department is carrying out the investigation.
Car fires can be the result of a crash, a vehicle defect, of a combination of factors. Careless actions and crashes lead to relatively few fires, whereas vehicle equipment causes about one out of four vehicle fires.
The most common places for fires to occur in a vehicle are the engine, drivetrain of the wheel area. Only twelve percent of fires originate in the passenger compartment, and five percent begin in the cargo area or the trunk of the car.
Statistics indicate that just five percent of fires are the result of a crash. However, fires that are caused by crashes are the most likely to result in deaths. Six out of ten people killed in a deadly vehicle fire died after a collision.
Experts state that drivers can minimize the risk of a fire by maintaining their vehicles and carrying out inspections. If a car does catch fire, the best course of action is to exit the car and get to safety and let professional firefighters handle putting out the flames. If a car is burning, do not open any compartments as the air can cause the flames to grow and may put you at risk of severe injuries.
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