Vehicle Fire Occurs on Interstate 40
Putnam County, TN (November 23, 2020) A vehicle fire occurred on November 23rd around the 297 mile marker that resulted in the westbound right lane of traffic being temporarily blocked. Motorists are advised to exercise caution while traveling through the area. Additional details about the crash including whether anyone was injured or killed and what caused the fire are still under investigation.
The United States Fire Administration reports that vehicle fires can create heat of up to 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit as well as shoot flames out for distances of 10 feet and greater. Additionally, parts of vehicles can burst due to heat and send debris shooting a great distance. This debris can prove fatal. Needless to say, vehicle fires are a serious occurrence which result in 300 individuals in the United States dying and 1,250 being injured each year.
If you are involved in a vehicle fire, it is critical to get both yourself as well as all others out of the way as soon as possible. If the fire occurs in a closed area like a parking garage or other type of structure, you should make sure to exit this area as well. Only once you are a safe distance from the fire should you contact emergency workers.
Speak with a Tennessee Car Crash Attorney
Vehicle fires can result in serious injuries and even fatalities. As a result if someone else including a mechanic or manufacturer played a role in causing the fire, you should not hesitate to hold this party accountable. One of the best steps that you can take today to begin obtaining the results you deserve is to speak with an experienced attorney. Contact Fox, Farley, Willis & Burnettetoday to schedule a free case evaluation.
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