All Lanes of I-75 Blocked Due to Accident and Truck Fire in Georgia
GEORGIA- According to 13wmaz.com, a tractor-trailer was involved in an accident that led to a fire on Interstate 75. The truck was so badly burnt that the crews working to clear the interstate had to shovel up its remains after it was moved to the shoulder.*
The cleanup operation caused the shutdown of I-75 until 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
There were no reports of injuries related to the incident.
Vehicle fires are frightening occurrences that cause about 209 deaths each year in the United States. The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) reports that data collected between 2006 and 2010 indicates that about 152,300 vehicle fires took place each year during that time. Most automobile fires are the result of mechanical failures or electrical issues. Only about 4 percent of vehicle fires were the result of collisions or rollover accidents. However, fires that are the result of crashes are deadlier. About 60 percent of fatal car fires were the result of crashes.
The NFPA says that if you find yourself in a car that is on fire, you should pull the vehicle to the side of the roadas soon as you are safelyable to do so. It is important to find a safe place like a rest stop of the breakdownlane to stop inif you can. Once you have stopped the vehicle, turn the engine off. Get all vehicle occupants out of the car and move then a minimum of 100 feet from the car, and far from traffic. Finally, call 9-1-1 to report the emergency and to get help.
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