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Car Explodes in Flames After Crash on Old Country Road

Plainview firefighters quickly put down inferno; no injuries reported.

A two-car rush-hour crash on Old Country Road Monday evening caused one vehicle's engine to burst into flames.

The collision occurred at Old Country Road at Barnum Avenue and left a Ford Edge in flames. Plainview Firefighters under the command of Chief Craig Robinson quickly put out the blazing engine.

The driver of the exploded car got out safely and no serious injuries were reported, firefighters said.

Old Country Road was closed in both directions during the operation, firefighters said.

Gail Neuman December 06, 2011 at 01:12 AM
Thank goodness no one was injured-how scary!
Joe Dowd (Editor) December 06, 2011 at 01:19 AM
Yes. No one reported hurt; drivers made it out OK. Fire Department did outstanding job, as usual.
Scott Bailer December 06, 2011 at 05:01 AM
Apparently the driver was explaining how great one of the features of his car was when he struck the vehicle in front. Thank god he's alright!
Jason Molinet December 07, 2011 at 01:36 AM
Powerful images.

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