I just missed the crash on the 401 eastbound near Hurontario last night. The two left lanes were blocked - traffic was backed up well past Mavis Road - and according to 680 News, one of the cars caught on fire.
According to this report, rescue squads were "on their way', but I bet by the time they got there the car was a cinder, if not a bomb.
Got me to wondering - did that driver have a fire extinguisher in his car?
I bet not.
I know I don't.
We do in our Targa Newfoundland Mini rally car - fortunately when I did my double-end-O two years ago we didn't have to use it. Not that there was much left of that poor little car to burn...
Every car sold in Germany has to have one.
Wonder why we do not?
Then again, maybe the wisest thing to do in case of a car fire is just get the heck outta there. No car is worth dying for...