Day 85

Flaming Beetle

March 24th, 2012

The FDNY had apparently just departed when I got there. The guy driving it escaped uninjured, according to a bystander.


  1. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Oh my gosh!!! I hope the drivers going to be okay. Wow. Amazing he survived.

    On another note though, the vehicle was just left there? No tow truck to haul away the mess?

    • C says:

      I live right there on that corner. The driver had plenty of time to escape. The engine caught fire, not uncommon on these buggies, and after 10 or so minutes grew strong when it reached the convertible top and blazed quickly from there. The smoke brought darkness to our apartment for a few seconds.
      The FD got there and put it out in about a minute – a shame it took them a while to get there. The car would’ve been saved, perhaps. It was towed around sundown.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Looks like he lost his bed too…

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