Car Blows Out after Female Driver Lights Cigarette Inside

In case you happen to be among those smoking-addicted drivers that can not refrain from lighting a cigarette when behind the wheel, at least make sure there are no flammable objects around you first.

According to the Associated Press, a female driver from Memphis failed to pay attention to the flammable objects in her car and she lighted a cigarette that made the vehicle explode. The driver whose identity has not yet been unveiled was a cleaning woman carrying flammable cleaning products in the vehicle. The incident happened  last Thursday at noon in an office building parking lot.

Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin explained that the woman was sitting in the car when she lit a cigarette and caused "a vapor-type flash." Witnesses at the scene heard "a loud boom" that made all the vehicle's windows explode.

Following the unfortunate incident, the woman suffered first- and second-degree burns on her face, arms and neck.

In fact, this is the second car explosion that Memphis officials have investigated in a month.  Another explosion took place on February 4, the head of the Arkansas State Medical Board was almost killed by a car bomb in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Certainly, it's creepy to imagine how your car explodes with you inside after lighting a cigarette but the truth is that these incidents might happen if you don't make sure there is no danger of flames around you. To be honest, the cleaning woman's case would easily scare some smoking-addicted drivers. In fact, even if it the danger of explosion didn't exist at all, let's face it: smoking and driving don't exactly go together because of the same reason why driving and cell use don't mix.  Focusing on the road should remain any driver's top priority.
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