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Burning Truck
(2008-01-01)
(wgvu) - PAW PAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Having live electrical wires fall
on her truck and set it on fire wasn't enough to slow a motorist in
southwest Michigan.
State police say the unnamed woman ran a stop sign Monday night
in Van Buren County's Paw Paw Township and hit a cable supporting a
utility pole. The pole came down and the wires fell onto the truck,
but the woman backed onto the roadway and resumed driving.
Trooper Rick Carlson says the driver kept going until flames
engulfed the truck and she had to jump out. An ambulance caught up
to her and took her to a Kalamazoo hospital for burns to her hands
and head. Her injuries weren't life-threatening.
Carlson says the woman's dog, a pug, also was burned but
survived.
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