Fiery, Explosive Accidents Shock New Hampshire Residents
The impact of a car accident is bad enough, but a subsequent explosion or fire makes things exponentially more dangerous. Two recent crashes in New Hampshire highlight these hazards with shocking clarity, and they have put numerous motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists directly in harm’s way. Anyone in the blast zone may suffer a range of injuries, including disfiguring burns and shrapnel impacts – not to mention death.
Auto Explosion Reported in New Hampshire After Cartridges “Cook Off”
On December 4th of 2023, it was reported that hundreds of rounds of ammunition had exploded after a car crash in New Hampshire. The accident led to a fiery, apocalyptic scene on I-93 – and it put dozens of people in danger. Firefighters had to deal with detonating cartridges as they fought to battle the blaze.
The accident seems to have occurred due to an erratic driver, who eventually crashed into a concrete barrier before finally coming to a halt in a wooded area. Next, a fire erupted – and that’s when ammunition inside the vehicle began to ignite in a process known as “cooking off.” For whatever reason, the vehicle contained “several hundred” rounds of ammunition. High levels of heat and pressure activated the primers, spraying shrapnel and bullets across the scene. Miraculously, no one was seriously injured except for one of the occupants of the vehicle.
Suspicious Basement Fire Started in Basement of New Hampshire Home
On the same day, firefighters rushed to a blaze that started in the basement of a New Hampshire home. The fire injured three people, including two firefighters. It’s not clear what started the blaze, but it may have been sparked by a vehicle stored in a garage. Electric vehicles have come under increased scrutiny for fire risks in recent years, with numerous EV manufacturers urging consumers to park outside. Lithium-ion batteries have a tendency to ignite or explode for no apparent reason.
Factory Explosion Reported in Nashua
On November 30th, an explosion was reported at a glue factory in Nashua. At least one person suffered injuries as a result of the blast, which witnesses say was particularly loud. After the initial blast, a fire raged through the facility – and dangerous chemicals may have been involved. The extent of the victim’s injuries is not clear, but the entire plant had to be completely evacuated – possibly due to toxic fumes.
Find a Qualified, Experienced Injury Attorney in New Hampshire
Explosive, fiery crashes are becoming far too common on New Hampshire roads, and innocent people often suffer catastrophic injuries as a result. Those who have experienced these consequences firsthand should consider getting in touch with a Manchester personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Families who have lost loved ones to explosions or fires may also receive legal assistance when filing wrongful death claims. Contact the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira to get started with an action plan today.