Eight Injured in a Fiery Vehicle Crash in Ocoee, Florida
OCOEE, FL. – Eight people were injured in a fiery vehicle crash in Ocoee, Florida, according to an online news report from wftv.com. Little information is known about the crash at this time.*
The crash occurred on State Road 429 South in Ocoee, Orange County. It is not clear how many vehicles were involved, but firefighters said one vehicle was engulfed in flames when they arrived at the scene near Franklin Street.
Two people suffered critical injuries and were transported to local hospitals. One additional person was seriously injured and transported to a hospital for treatment. Five other people involved in the crash suffered minor injuries, but it is not clear whether they were taken anywhere for treatment. No one involved has been identified.
The cause of the crash has not been determined, and no information about the nature of the crash was released.
According to an article from the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003 and 2007, fire departments throughout the United States responded to almost 290,000 vehicle fires each year. These fires caused annual averages of 480 deaths, 1,525 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. On average, 31 highway vehicle fires were reported every hour during this time period.
Ninety-three percent of reported vehicle fires and 92 percent of vehicle fire fatalities involve highway vehicles, such as cars, trucks, buses, RVs, and motorcycles. Highway vehicle fires accounted for 17 percent of reported fires nationally from 2003 to 2007, 12 percent of fire deaths, 8 percent of civilian fire injuries, and 9 percent of property damage from reported fires.
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