Fireworks Turn Car Into A Fireball On Thruway

posted by WKIP -

There was a huge unscheduled fireworks display on the New York State Thruway.  

State Police say a Lincoln Navigator loaded with fireworks, was traveling southbound Monday night on the Thruway through Orange County when the occupants smelled smoke and the fireworks began to ignite. The vehicle quickly became fully engulfed in flames injuring five people; two of the occupants with severe burns were air lifted to Westchester Medical Center for treatment.

“The fire, and igniting fireworks, were extinguished by Woodbury Fire Dept. The five occupants of the vehicle were from the Mount Vernon, Westchester County area. The investigation is continuing by the New York State Police.”

Photo:  flickr, narcah

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