Van Catches Fire and Artesia Man Dies

22 Jan 2011

Posted by Lawson

Though I speak a lot about how to protect yourself in case of an accident and how to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer (hint: fill out the form on the right), I most prefer prevention.

In a news story I just found it seems the car just caught on fire with no rhyme or reason. I'm guessing a checkup was in order for the car. Sadly it was too late for this driver since he was pronounced dead at the scene.

I ask that if you haven't checked your car in over a year that you go do that as soon as possible. Preparation and precautions are the name of the game.

Here is an excerpt:

According to the California Highway Patrol, an Artesia man was killed when his 2003 Chevrolet van caught fire while he was driving on the westbound 91 east of Knott Avenue.

Witnesses reported that the man was driving at 65 to 70 mph in the No. 3 lane of the westbound 91 when his van caught fire. The driver swerved to the right to get off the freeway, hit a wall on the right shoulder and crashed into a tree. Firefighters who were called to the scene to extinguish the fire found the unidentified man in the driver’s seat; he was pronounced dead at the scene from the vehicle fire.