Man in Critical Condition After Car Trunk Explodes

The man was very badly burned and flown to a hospital

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013  |  Updated 10:10 AM EDT
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Man in Critical Condition After Car Trunk Explodes

NBC10 Philadelphia

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A man was seriously burned early Saturday morning after his car caught on fire.

Police said a man pulled into a gas station on Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville, Md., shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday and filled up two portable gas tanks. He put the tanks in his trunk and drove away.

Shortly thereafter, the driver noticed his trunk was on fire and stopped his vehicle. Police said he opened his trunk to try to stop the fire and an explosion occurred.

Police said the man survived, but was very badly burned. He was flown to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition.
 

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