One Person Killed In Dixon Car Explosion At Boat Trailer Park
Wrongful Death - September 29, 2023
Foul Play Not Suspected In Car Explosion At Boat Trailer Park In Dixon
DIXON, ILLINOIS (September 29, 2023) – One person has tragically died after a car explosion and fire at the Boat Trailer Park by Lowell Park Road in Dixon.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office officials are saying that the incident began around 9:09 a.m. on Thursday. Police were called to the scene after getting report of a vehicle fully engulfed in flames.
Officers discovered that a man died in the driver’s seat as fire crews worked to extinguish the fire. Police determined that the fire started following an explosion in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
Foul play is not a suspected factor in the death. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Dixon Car Explosions
Vehicle fires are actually quite common. According to Statista, “In 2021, there were around 174,000 highway vehicle fires reported in the United States. This is a slight increase from the previous year, where there were 173,000 highway vehicle fires reported across the country.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a vehicle fire.
- Electrical problems are a leading cause of vehicle fires.
- Leaking fuel such as gasoline or diesel can cause a fire.
- Exhaust system failures can release hot gases that can lead to a fire.
Depending on the facts of any case, a vehicle manufacturer could be liable for a car explosion. Vehicle manufacturers must make products that are reasonably safe. They can be liable for defects in the design, manufacture or marketing of their products. If a car caught fire due to some defect, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A forensic examination of any vehicle involved may need to be performed.
The vast majority of vehicle fires are preventable. They often involve some amount of negligence. In certain scenarios, a fire could be started because lithium ion batteries exploded. Determining the source of any explosion is crucial. The family of any person that died in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.
Investigating Illinois Car Explosions
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died in this Dixon car explosion. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what wen wrong.
Do you need more information about a Dixon car explosion? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free investigation into any incident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.