Four cars collide on I-40, one bursts into flames - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Four cars collide on I-40, one bursts into flames

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Four cars were involved in a crash on I-40, causing one to burst into flames.

Three of the cars were family members on the way to a 12-year-old’s birthday party.

A white car crashed into the back of another, causing a chain reaction. The white car caught on fire as a result of the crash.

A man driving by stopped and got out of his car with a fire extinguisher and helped put the fire out.

Witnesses said one person was taken to the hospital with a broken wrist, but no one else was seriously injured. They said the good Samaritan with a fire extinguisher is to thank.

“Thank you so much for helping us from having a huge tragedy. If the car exploded, it could have been more injuries or even a fatality. Thank god it wasn't.”

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