Driver and Passenger Rescued from Burning Vehicle in Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA, GA- The ajc.com reports that a police chase in Atlanta resulted in a vehicle collision. Six people were hospitalized, andtwo people were rescued from a burning vehicle. Reports indicate that a tag violation led to a Georgia State Patrol trooper engaging in a chase with a Mercury Milan. The incident took place on Interstate 285 north on Thursday, September 27, 2018.*
The suspect attempted to exit the interstate but struck a Chevy sedan from behind before hitting a tree. Following the crash, the suspect’s vehicle caught fire. The two occupants were trapped inside the burning car.
The occupants of the burning vehicle were rescued by the police. Both individuals, a 46-year-old man who was driving, and a 31-year-old woman, were both injured and taken to a local hospital. Neither occupant sustained injuries that were thought to be life-threatening.
The occupants of the Chevy included two women and two children, ages one and three. All four people in the Chevy were also injured and were brought to the hospital. The injuries were reportedly minor.
The fleeing suspect is facing a number of charges including “driving without a state tag and reckless endangerment.” No other information about the chase has been released.
Although they were once quite common, car fires are now fairly rare. In 2015, there were 174,000 vehicle fires. Several decades ago, in 1980, there were 456,000, but manufacturers made improvements that make cars less likely to combust.
Of the fires that took place in 2015, only 3 percent were from car accidents. Most car fires are the result of mechanical problems, leaks, or electrical fires.
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