Car Bursts Into Flames During a Startling Test Drive in Lufkin,TX
Buying a car is always an exciting purchase, but for one man and woman, it turned into a terrifying situation.
A STARTLING TEST DRIVE
Two people traveled to a Lufkin to test drive a car. The two hopped in and took off. They traveled down the road when suddenly they noticed something startling.
As they were traveling down North Timberland Drive, the vehicle they were testing out began smoking. The pair noticed smoke coming out of the air vents. Then suddenly, the car caught fire.
ESCAPING THE FIRE
They quickly stopped and parked the vehicle in the nearby parking lot of In-N-Out Daiquiri. The two people escaped from the car and the entire vehicle was soon engulfed in flames.
Around 1 p.m., Lufkin police and fire were called to a report of a vehicle fire in the 500 block of North Timberland Drive, according to a release from City of Lufkin Communications Director Jessica Pebsworth.
When officers arrived they found the Ford sedan covered in flames. According to City of Lufkin Communication Director, Jessica Pebsworth, "The fire was coming from the hood and undercarriage."
ANOTHER CAR CATCHES FIRE IN TEXAS
A fiery wreck in Houston took the life of a driver inside one of the vehicles involved in the tragic wreck.
According to Houston Police Department Sgt. David Rose, the crash occurred Monday night. Police believe the driver of a sedan took a red light causing it to collide with oncoming traffic.
According to Sgt Rose, a sedan traveling at a high speed slammed into a Jeep that was making a turn at an intersection. The crash was so intense, it sent the sedan into a median, causing it to then hit a tree. "The force of the impact, because of the excessive speed of the vehicle, caused it to catch on fire," Rose said.
Police came rushing to the scene. The driver of the Jeep stayed and cooperated with the police in the investigation. "Unfortunately, the driver died on the scene" Sgt. Rose reveals. After reviewing some of the evidence, Sgt. Rose does not believe the driver of the Jeep is at fault. It seems that the crash was caused by the man in the sedan after running a red light.