March 13, 2012 – According to reports a collision on the 22 Freeway caused a Jetta to catch fire. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Gabe Montoya the accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of the 22 Freeway and was reported at approximately 12:30 p.m. The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes in the vicinity of the transition road to the I-5 Freeway and the 57 Freeway. I often ask myself if legally, car were required to have run flat tires, self sealing gas tanks, and other safety features, would these car accident vehicle fires be prevented? I think yes.
Here, officer Montoya said that the driver of the Volkswagen Jetta struck the rear end of a Jeep, when the driver was unable to slow down in time, to avoid the collision. After the collision the Jetta caught on fire, causing a SigAlert to be issued for the No.2 lane on the eastbound 22 Freeway. The California Highway Patrol officials said that there were no reported injuries and no one was transported to the hospital. So here, a fire was caused by an impact. This could have easily resulted in a death. What do you think?Tweet