Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Why so many fires?
Photo: Devadasan. Gulf News
I wonder why it is that we seem to have an inordinately high number of vehicle fires after crashes.
Monday's reports were of a speeding 4x4 on Dubai-Al Ain road smashing into a car parked on the hard shoulder. The driver of the 4x4 and the two people in the parked car were all incinerated.
There are similar crashes in other countries but it's a real rarity to read of the vehicles burning. Here the vehicles seem to burst into flames far too often. I'm sure that many more people would survive the crashes if the fire problem could be removed.
Something for the authorities to look into?