WASHINGTON DC – A fiery car accident claimed the life of one person today. According to the police, a taxi driver was pulled from his burning vehicle in Northeast DC late Wednesday night after the cab drove off the road and into a fence.
It appeared that a cab driver drove off the road, hit a fence and his car burst into flame. The emergency crew arrived and extricated the victim from inside his burning cab.
Shortly after 9:00 o’clock in the evening, the police responded to a call about a cab that crashed in the 1400 block of Brentwood Parkway near Gallaudet University. The erring car had veered off the road, travelled a certain distance and crashed into a fence.
The cab burst into flame and the firefighters immediately responded to the scene to extinguish the fire. They were also concerned to remove the driver inside the four-door Lincoln taxi cab.
Their efforts were too late as police reported that the driver was dead on the scene. His body was brought to the Medical Examiner’s office where a medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine his cause of his death.
The facts of the accident confirmed by the police were about a cab that crashed on a fence causing that the cab to be ignited. The cab driver was dead on the scene and that fire fighters freed him from the burning vehicle. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of his death.
Police continue to investigate the incident. Pending result of the investigation and after informing immediate members of the family of the deceased, the police is not releasing any more information about the crash.
Car Accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering in addition to economic damages.
Please consult with an experienced Washington, D.C. car accident lawyer.