Green circuit board caught on camera caught on fire in car in Adelaide
Posted May 03, 2019 05:08:11 An Adelaide man is in a critical condition after catching fire while attempting to extinguish a green circuit in his car.
Key points:The man was driving a Mercedes E300E in the town of Redcliffe when he spotted a green light at the intersection of North and North West Streets in Adelaide’s south on Monday morningMr Bong, who lives in Redcliffe, was at the scene when the light turned green.
“He got out of the car and I saw the fire coming from the front of his car,” Mr Bong said.
“I was trying to help him out and then the light came on again and he jumped out of his seat and the car just went into flames.”
Mr Bongs father and stepmother were inside the car at the time and were uninjured.
“They got the car out and we went to get them,” he said.
The fire quickly spread to the rear of the vehicle and Mr Bongs stepfather, who is also in the car, sustained smoke inhalation.
“The whole thing is crazy,” he added.
“You just get so anxious when you hear the fire.
It’s so close to home and you know you’re just going to be burnt.”
A woman was also in her car at that time and she was also uninjured but suffered smoke inhalations.
“She got the windows down, she’s not breathing,” Mr Muth said.
He said while the man was at a nearby hospital, his mother-in-law got a call about her son.
“My dad, my mum and the man were driving back to town, she called me and told me she heard someone was trapped in the back of her car and she needed to come home to pick up her son,” he explained.
“Luckily she was able to get a hold of my dad and she got him to come back.”
It was quite scary because my mum had a bad burn and the smoke was coming from her house.
“All I can say is my dad is ok and my mum is OK and they’ve got their son out of there alive.”
A witness told the ABC he saw the car burning from the back and had heard people screaming.
“We all looked at each other and looked around, but no one knew what was happening, and that’s when I heard a big bang,” the man said.
A fire service spokesman said they had not been able to speak to anyone at the fire scene.
“There were three other cars involved in the fire and a fire extinguisher was being deployed,” the spokesman said.
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