Car Explodes After Rear End Collision
Oxygen canisters in the car's trunk sent debris high into the air
A car in Colorado Springs, Colo., went out with a bang after a serious rear-end collision cause it to catch fire and explode.
Firefighters quickly worked to extinguish the fire, but the car was soon engulfed in flames. Heat caused pressure to build in oxygen canisters left in the trunk. Like Mentos in Diet Coke, that pressure had to find an escape route. The first, larger explosion sent debris high into the air.
ABC 7 Denver reported while no one was hurt by the shrapnel, two police cruisers and a fire truck were damaged. The driver of the destroyed car suffered a broken vertebra from the original accident.
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