In Maryland, a smoking driver used a sanitizer in his car and almost died
The driver received burns, and his car burned down and cannot be restored as a result of a strange accident, writes ABC11.
This happened around 17:30 pm Thursday, May 13, in a parking lot outside a shopping center in Rockville, Maryland.
The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service responded to a call to the scene.
Fire officials said the driver smoked a cigarette and then started using hand sanitizer.
The disinfectant caught fire and the entire car burst into flames.
ICYMI (~ 530p) vehicle fire at Federal Plaza, 12200blk Rockville Pike, near Trader Joe's & Silver Diner, @mcfrs PE723, M723, AT723 & FM722 were on scene (news helicopter video) pic.twitter.com/TeAynaGsgp
- Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) May 13, 2021
According to firefighters, the man was taken to hospital with minor burns. It is reported that his wounds are not life-threatening.
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Officials said "using hand sanitizer and smoking a cigarette is a bad combination in unventilated areas such as a car."
The vehicle was completely destroyed and cannot be restored.
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