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What to Do If Your Car Catches Fire After a Car Accident
If your car catches fire after a car accident, what should you do? After an auto collision on I-84, a car caught on fire. Fortunately, the fire was extinguished quickly. The car accident first occurred when a vehicle traveling westbound failed to see the car in front of them stop for traffic due to construction. After rear ending the vehicle and coming to a stop in the median, the car caught on fire. Idaho State Police have not reported the exact cause for the fire ignition. The driver and a passenger as well as the driver of the car rear ended were all transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for injuries.
If Your Car Catches Fire After a Car Accident
In the event that the vehicle you are driving catches fire, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- Find a safe to pull over and stop immediately.
- Turn off the engine.
- Get out! Remove yourself and all passengers out of the vehicle.
- Move far away from the vehicle and stay away.
- Call 9-1-1 to report the incident.
- Stay out of the way of moving traffic.
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