Video: Man Burned in Tennessee Gas Pump Fire

Inclement weather prevented medical airlift; man now at Vanderbilt burn center in critical condition


 
 

| Friday, July 5, 2013


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Gas Pump Fire Burns Man in Tennessee

Man avoided being hit by out-of-control vehicle but was severely burned by fire caused by vehicle striking gas pump.
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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Clarksville say a car charged onto a convenience store lot, setting off a fire when it struck a gasoline pump. A man walking across the lot was badly burned.

The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/10DM7sE ) reported the victim was able to avoid being struck Thursday morning, but was engulfed by flames.

Ray Williams of the Clarksville Fire Department called the burns severe and life-threatening. The man was burned over 40 percent of his body with third-degree injuries.

Williams said inclement weather prevented a helicopter ambulance from landing. The victim was taken to Gateway Hospital and later transferred to the burn unit at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. His name was not released.



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