A vehicle fire in Lake Worth on Wednesday night has left five people injured.
The car burst into flames at the Loop 820 near Azle Avenue at approximately 8:15 p.m.. Five people were in the car at the time that it ignited.
According to initial reports from Dallas police and fire departments, the victims include four men and one woman in their mid-20s. The burns on the bodies of the victims range from thirty percent and fifty percent of their bodies. Four of the five patients were airlifted to the hospital.
A witness to the accident, Erick Moya called 911 and told authorities and reporters that he saw the car come to a stop right before the inside of the vehicle caught fire. The vehicle then became engulfed so quickly that flames were seen outside of the car within seconds.
Mayo stated that he had witnessed four people get out of the car who were on fire. One man’s body was completely engulfed in flame while others had flames on their arms or their leg
Both the man who was engulfed in fire and the woman attempted to roll on the ground in a nearby grassy area, but instead cased the grass to catch fire as well.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No details as to the condition of the victims has yet been released.
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