Lady Uses Lighter To Check Fuel Level In Gas Can: KABOOM!

August 31, 2009  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“Authorities in Illinois said a woman destroyed her car by trying to use a cigarette lighter to check the level of fuel in a gas can she was filling.
 
The lighter caused the gas can to explode, engulfing the inside of the car in flames, and the woman quickly pushed the burning car away from the gas pump to prevent the fire from spreading.”
 
UPI
 
I’ve seen this very same thing happen to, I think it was Daffy Duck, but it’s hard to believe that a person could make such a foolish mistake. If I remember correctly Daffy Duck was burned from head to toe after his mishap, but in the next frame he was miraculously back to normal. Unfortunately, the hapless woman doesn’t have the recuperative powers of Daffy Duck, and she suffered second-degree burns to her right wrist and right thigh.
 
This lady excerised very poor judgement, but she displayed tremendous courage. Even though she was in extreme pain she had the presence of mind to push the burning car away from the gas station.
 
This woman’s bravery eclipsed her foolishness, and I wish her a speedy recovery.

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