A driver in Fairfield, Connecticut, was lucky to get out of a single-car fire with his life. The car was moving down the onramp, to get onto I-95, when it suddenly erupted in flames. Fortunately, there were no other car accidents, as the other drivers on the ramp were able to stop before they slammed into the car, which came to a jarring halt. The driver of the vehicle then got out of his car and fled to the side of the road, removing himself from danger, to watch the car burn while he waited for the fire department to arrive. There was nothing more that could be done to save the vehicle.
Motorists were recently stuck behind a compact car stopped at the intersection of Reef Road and Fairfield Beach Road and remained there. Other drivers pulled up behind the car, but it stayed where it was, still running. This happened just around 2 a.m. on Feb. 15.
Police were warning residents of Stamford, Connecticut, to stay off of the roads as snow continued to fall at up to four inches per hour. Warming temperatures were turning that snow to sleet, creating a sheet of ice on all major highways. While traffic remained relatively light, some drivers had been involved in car accidents after neglecting to follow the advice from the authorities. At least two cars were flipped over on the side of the road, and many others had spun out into the growing snowbanks.
Connecticut-based readers may have heard about this accident involving a New York City woman. According to the news, the District Attorney has now claimed that there was not enough evidence to prosecute the woman for the car crash, even though her vehicle struck cars, buildings, killed a child, and injured three people in Port Clyde, Maine.