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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Limo Catches on Fire Killing Five including Bride-to-Be
A stretch limousine on its way to a bachelorette party caught fire while crossing the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, and killed five of the nine people inside. Among the dead were the bride-to-be. One of the survivors of the auto accident reportedly had to crawl through the partition to get out while the others escaped through a back door.
According to the driver, who survived uninjured, a passenger knocked on the window and said, “Smoke.” The driver allegedly thought the passenger was asking if she could smoke a cigarette. She knocked again less than a minute later, and the driver could smell smoke. He pulled over, and was able to help two of the survivors out, but the care was engulfed in flames.
Of the four women who survived, all suffered smoke inhalation and burn injuries. One remains in critical condition and another is in serious condition. The bodies of the dead were piled near the partition separating the back from the driver’s side.
Fire investigators do not know what caused the fire; only that it started in or near the trunk of the limousine. The limo company has stated it will do everything it can to assist in the investigation.
If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, please contact an experienced personal injury attorney in your area today.
posted by Neil at 1:06 PM
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