Car Catches Fire in Crash on Highway 101 [San Francisco, CA]

Car Catches Fire in Crash on Highway 101 [San Francisco, CA]

Car Catches Fire in Crash on Highway 101 [San Francisco, CA]

Lanes Closed after Fiery 2-Vehicle Collision near Ellis Street

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 9, 2018) – A car caught fire in a crash on northbound Highway 101, early Sunday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision took place at approximately 2:51 AM, just south of the Ellis Street on-ramp. Based on their report, there were two vehicles recovered at the scene. The first one was a green Honda Civic with major front-end damage, and the second was an unknown car engulfed in fire.

The paramedics were requested for needed medical attention. The had not yet released a report regarding the conditions of the involved motorists.

The fiery commotion caused closure of the No. 1 and 2 lanes. Cleaning and clearing operations were performed in the area. It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the incident. No further information has been released to the public as the investigation continues.

Speeding is one risk for a car fire incident. It is common when there is strong impact or a mechanical problem during a collision. Always follow safety precautions such as following speed limits and ensure that you adhere to your vehicle’s regular maintenance schedule.


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