Many residents and motorists have been in panic mode ever since the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, which shut down nearly half of the fuel supply of the East Coast. Obviously, one would imagine that it would reduce the availability of gasoline in that area.
Gas-hoarding 28-year-old escaped being burnt to death after her vehicle went up in flames
To avoid unmitigated disaster, the authorities have been consistently warning drivers not to hoard gasoline in their vehicles or other places. Shockingly, the people decided not to pay attention to the warning. Instead, they began filling up every container they could lay their hands on, which also included plastic bags.
It wasn't long that a case was reported where a Hummer H2 went up in flames last Wednesday with almost 76 litres of gasoline in its cargo area. As if that wasn't enough reason to keep people from such practice, another case happened where the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a high-speed chase last Thursday.
The Hummer H2 fire incident caused by hoarding gasoline in the cargo compartment
According to reports, a 2007 Pontiac G6 was spotted by the deputy with a South Carolina plate number, which surprisingly had been reported stolen. Seeing the emergency light activated by the patrol’s vehicle, the woman behind the wheel of the car tried to run from the police, where she ended up losing control of the car, causing multiple explosions.
Watch the clip here:
Gas-hoarding woman suffers burns after her car bursts into flames
When the officer moved closer to the vehicle, a 28-year-old female driver got out and was said to be on fire. The deputy had to put her to the ground to put out the fire. She, however, informed the police that she was hoarding gasoline and had many containers in the trunk of the car. The woman was later taken to the hospital for treatment.
It was easy for the deputies to understand the cause of this massive fire, considering the woman had many containers filled with gasoline when the vehicle rolled over during the chase. Luckily, she didn't lose her life in this scary incident. Hope she learns her lesson not to run from the authorities with a trunk full of gasoline.