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No major injuries after cars crash and burst into flames
PORT ARTHUR-By: Leslie Rangel
Five vehicles, a speeding driver and an explosion, but no life-threatening injuries.
Port Arthur police say a speeding car was responsible for a multi-car accident this afternoon in Port Arthur.
Investigators say everyone involved is expected to be okay.
Investigators say it's a miracle no one involved suffered any broken bones.
They're all in stable condition.
Witnesses say it looked like something straight from a movie scene.
This is the aftermath of a fiery, multi-car crash.
A charred Toyota whose driver told police, he was just in a hurry to get home.
"I see this car go fast, it goes woo, maybe a hundred miles," Juan Pham, a witness says.
"He came so fast that all he went that a way and that away and that's all I seen so fast," Sophia hall, a witness involved in the crash said.
Police say the driver of the car was traveling westbound on Gulfway, weaving in and out of traffic when he hit four cars going through the intersection at Savannah.
"I was driving on savannah and it was on a green light and I heard a noise say boooom," Hall explains.
This is a truck the Toyota hit as it spun into oncoming traffic.
The driver had to be cut out of the driver's seat.
Just second later, the car burst into flames.
"It scared me so much, I only thought that stuff happened on the TV, burst in flames," Hall said.
Hall was in a gold Ford, she's not sure if she hit debris or if the driver also hit her.
"Thank God I didn't get in that second lane, I usually go in that middle lane, thank God for real."
She's a little shaken, but grateful for her outcome.
"As we speak, it's shortening my breath some, hard to breath, other than that just good to be alive," Hall says relieved.
The driver was able to escape the burning car, police are investigating to see if he was ejected or crawled out before it exploded.
No word yet on what charges may be filed.
Pictures courtesy: Jercory Wells
PORT ARTHUR - First responders in Port Arthur are on the scene of a collision involving several vehicles, at least two of which caught on fire.
One person was ejected from a car before it was engulfed in flames. That person was on the road. Another person was trapped in a vehicle and first responders were trying to free that person.
The vehicles collided shortly before noon Monday in the 1200 block of Gulfway near Savannah.
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Additional photos courtesy of viewer Ida Winn: