Pulled out of my driveway heading to daycare then work this morning. Made it about half a mile when I smelled gas...had squirrels eat through the lines before but didn't seem to leaking gas this time. Approached a speed bump and went for the brakes and they were almost gone. Then battery warning light and maybe oil pressure lit up and noticed smoke from under hood. Oncoming SUV flagged my attention and said I was on fire.
Was already pulling over so stopped and ran around to get my kid out...only to realize his door was locked. Ran back around to unlock it and the flames were really coming out. Got him out and dashed away. Nice people who we ended up in front of let us come in out of the rain while we waited for fire truck and then tow truck.
RIP SVT. :(
Pics when I can figure out how to get em here on my phone.
09-07-2011 12:41 PM
wow that sucks man. but at least you and your kid got out safely, that's all that matters in the end.