Norfolk, VA Car Fire Leaves One Dead, Two in Hospital
On a holiday weekend like this one, it's hard to imagine such a horrific tragedy happening. Our thoughts are with the victims and their family. The passengers were truly lucky to have a rescuer in the form of a passerby. Not all accident victims can be so lucky.
The reason for the SUV's malfunction isn't readily apparent, but car fires are more common than you might think. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one in four fire department responses is to a vehicle fire. Fires started as a result of an accident are the most frequent cause of car crash deaths. Most car fires are caused by mechanical failure or malfunction. In a case like this one, there was little the driver or passengers could do to prevent the fire from starting. It just goes to show that you never really know what could happen on the road.
As Virginia Personal Injury lawyers, we have experience with victims of product defects and a defect or faulty maintenance could cause a car fire. To learn more about how poorly designed and unsafe consumer goods cause injuries and deaths, check out this article.