Jan 28, 2011

Cab Stuck in Snow Goes Up in Flames (video)

This cab driver just can't catch a break.
After seeing his taxi erupt in flames, the driver of a cab that exploded on the Upper East Side was issued a ticket and summons for impeding traffic.
From the New York Post:
A cabby who found himself marooned in the relentless snow early yesterday at Second Avenue and 71st Street pulled an all-too-common maneuver: Hit the gas until you're free.
But when the driver did that, his car caught fire and then exploded.
The FDNY extinguished the fire at 3:10 a.m. At 5:20 a.m., the NYPD slapped the driver with a ticket after a tow truck didn't arrive quickly enough to remove the vehicle.
"After waiting two and a half hours at the location, the officers issued a summons," a police source said. "These officers were taken away from their emergency duties to baby-sit this car."
Amazingly, this exploding taxi was one of threecabs that caught fire yesterday, all on the Upper East Side.

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