The untimely death of popular Hollywood actor Paul Walker in a fiery car crash has brought the dangers of motor vehicle accidents to the forefront of many Chicago residents' minds. While some people may believe that the flames that engulfed Walker's car were unusual, a recent area car accident shows that vehicle fires can start from almost any crash and do happen to everyday people.
A driver going the wrong way on Interstate 55 caused a head-on collision with a second vehicle. The impact of the two vehicles killed the wrong way driver and caused the other driver to suffer serious injury. A police officer happened to be driving by at the time of the crash and with the help of several other witnesses was able to pull the injured individual from his car before it was engulfed in flames.