Driver Severely Burned When Cigarette Ignites Car - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Driver Severely Burned When Cigarette Ignites Car

Posted: Updated:

ELSMERE, Del. (AP) - Fire officials say a driver was severely burned when the lighted cigarette he threw out of his car window was blown back in and ignited the interior of the vehicle.

It happened about 6:45 p.m. Sunday in Elsmere. Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Robert Cox said in a news release that 49-year-old Travis Paul Smith of Elsmere was driving on Route 141 when he threw a lighted cigarette out of his car.

Fox says the wind blew the cigarette back into the car and ignited the interior. He says the vehicle came to rest in a ravine and several motorists stopped and pulled Smith to safety.

Fox says Smith suffered second- and third-degree burns to his lower body. He was flown to the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa.

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Division of Fish and Wildlife Receives Federal Grant to Monitor Bat Fungal Disease

    Division of Fish and Wildlife Receives Federal Grant to Monitor Bat Fungal Disease

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:45:13 GMT
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that Delaware received a nearly $23,000 grant as one of 30 states to receive federal grants for projects related to white-nose syndrome, otherwise known as WNS.More
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that Delaware received a nearly $23,000 grant as one of 30 states to receive federal grants for projects related to white-nose syndrome, otherwise known as WNS.
    More
  • Wicomico County Agencies Look to Add Officer Body Cameras

    Wicomico County Agencies Look to Add Officer Body Cameras

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:43:36 GMT
    The officer-involved shooting earlier this month in Ferguson, Mo. has sparked conversation all across the country. That includes talk of equipping police officers with body cameras. It is something some agencies in Wicomico County are already doing. Meantime, others hope to do the same.More
    The officer-involved shooting earlier this month in Ferguson, Mo. has sparked conversation all across the country. That includes talk of equipping police officers with body cameras. It is something some agencies in Wicomico County are already doing. Meantime, others hope to do the same.
    More
  • Two Arrested In Delmar on Heroin Distribution Charges

    Two Arrested In Delmar on Heroin Distribution Charges

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:46:45 GMT
    Deidra Davis, Courtesy: DSPDeidra Davis, Courtesy: DSP
    Delmar, DE – The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit have arrested two people after a month long investigation into illegal drug sales from a residence in Delmar, Delaware.A search warrant was conducted Friday in the 15000 block of Whitesville Road. Upon executing the search warrant, Narada M. Walls, 34, and Deidra K. Davis, 30, were taken into custody without incident. A juvenile female child was also in the house and was turned over to relatives at the scene. The search revealed a...More
    Delmar, DE – The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit have arrested two people after a month long investigation into illegal drug sales from a residence in Delmar, Delaware.A search warrant was conducted Friday in the 15000 block of Whitesville Road. Upon executing the search warrant, Narada M. Walls, 34, and Deidra K. Davis, 30, were taken into custody without incident. A juvenile female child was also in the house and was turned over to relatives at the scene. The search revealed a...More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service