Janet Lee

Janet Lee
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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

"You have officers who survive the trauma of a crash, but they die by fire and that should never happen," Clarence Ditlow

"You have officers who survive the trauma of a crash, but they die by fire and that should never happen,"

Clarence Ditlow, president of the Center for Auto Safety, a Washington, D.C., group focused on the U.S. automotive industry

It was a Crown Victoria that Ambroise, a 35-year-old father of two, was sitting in on the side of Florida's Turnpike near Hollywood, tapping on his computer as he neared the end of his shift. A black Lexus rear-ended him.

Motorists stopped their cars and tried to put out what eyewitnesses described as a fireball. But the flames were being fed by a 9-inch-long gash in the gas tank. Ambroise, unconscious and strapped in his seat, his car door jammed shut, burned to death within a few feet of onlookers. 


In 1985 Madison County sheriff's deputy Steven Agner was killed after his cruiser was rear-ended by a pickup and caught fire.

http://www.autosafety.org/hawaii-lodd-sparks-crown-vic-safety-debate
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