Monday, April 26, 2021

Truck on Fire

 A truck caught on fire as it barreled up I-55N by Briarwood Drive.  It came to a stop near the Adkins exit. Fortunately,   JFD put out the fire. A picture and video are posted below.




Anonymous said...

Yes, it was an EV Silverado.
Electric Vehicles are dangerous menace to society.

Aisle B Bach said...

Meth labs are volatile enough without setting them up in your truck bed bro!

Anonymous said...

@ 7:08pm - Kinda hard for that to be an EV Silverado, since they’re not in production yet... unless it’s from the future. Thanks for just making shit up and posting it though (like the majority of shit on the internet).

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Electronic Silverados, but, Sunday I was in a new KIA that the driver set to automatic-steering just to show me. The damned car steered itself around curves in the road at 60 mph. Why would the govt allow that to be installed in cars? On what occasion would you need/want to take your hands off the wheel for a period of time?

Pubic Service Announcement said...

Yo, morons! Hold your friggin' phone horizontally when taking videos.

Anonymous said...

Had a friend that had that happen to his brand new Chevy Blazer back in the 90's. We gave him more shit about that....."Blazer" least they gave it the right name!

Anonymous said...

Although there is not an EV Silverado in production, with a donor vehicle and roughly $15K to $25K one could roll their own. The cool kids are taking DC motors (sometimes from forklifts) and hooking it up to the transmission with a custom spline and plate. Get a series of batteries, a controller, an extensive rewired setup, and you’re well on your way.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately they didn't need hydrant water.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:52am - Thanks for the useless post, much like this one. You really think anyone in Mississippi would actually do that?

Anonymous said...

If this had been a Tesla, it would be worldwide news. Since it’s a Chevy, no one cares.

Anonymous said...

That’s because 10% of all Teslas built to date have spontaneously combusted. GM doesn’t have that problem. You have to have an old beater Chevy to have it spontaneously combust.

Even this fire was most likely caused by the owner improperly securing combustables in the truck bed.

Anonymous said...

I'm in the insurance business (Adjuster) and I see this fairly regularly. Load of pine straw or something flammable. Drive flicks a cigarette and where we go. Not really any other reason the bed should start to burn. Sometimes the insurance papers and the payment book rub together in the glovebox and start a fire.

Anonymous said...

@911, nice try. 10% of Teslas have not caught fire. You may not like them, but that doesn't give you the right to make stuff up.

Anonymous said...

@12:09 - Sure it does, this is the internet. Where have you been?

Anonymous said...

VIA Motors started selling New Chevy TRUX Hybrid Glider Kits after 2012. They concentrate on EV Box Vans & Delivery Vans now.

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