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I'm on Fire and now I think im ready~

I'll make this short.
Borrow my brother's car yesterday -mother's day- to drive to work 10-8 shift
Im put off since im missing a family dinner.
Sweetness is my boss lets me off three hours early or something like that.
I start driving to Brighton where everyone is still.
Driving down Orchard lake, stickin it.
I shift to 4th
No response
Some lights on the dash light up
I drive a bit and they turn off......then back on. then no more lights.
I'm worried due to these flashing lights and get into the right lane.
Once i do, the gas peddle doesnt work.
The car is just rolling
I roll into a parking lot, down shift, get a bit more gas. Get over a hill, it dies completely now.
I'm rolling towards beams/post signs saying Handicap and such.
Awesome, breaks don't seem to work either.
Pull the E-Break and stop.
Call Trey up to ask if there were problems with his car I should ahve known about.
Once he picks up, under the hood is smokin
I tell Trey, he tells me to open the hood and see whats going on
Get out of the car, open the hood.
omg Fire.

Uh Trey its on fire...
'Like an open flame?'
'Move away from the car and call 911'

I do so.
Im sorta freaking
I ask some nice people who were asking if i had called 911 -it seemed like everyone doubted my skillz and knowledge of 9-1-1. w/e- but uh I asked some people to go inside the Panda Buffet -which er sorry was the parking lot i was in- and get a fire extinguisher
They went in, people came out, no fire extinguisher. Awesome, but by the time one would have come outside, it wasn't going to be a good idea anyways.

Now the short part.
This police guy shows up
Tries to put it out a bit, uh..........it gets bigger.
Firemen show up, start putting it out, ax the hood open, its HUGE.
I get to sit in the fire truck sorta, and then the police car.
And uh yeah..........

Now aside from running cars into walls, im teased more so for driving a car that lit itself on fire.

Now im more depressed and confined to this house without my brother's car.

Funny question asked about the car- ........was the gas tank full? 'Sorta...3/4's....Im sorry'

Officer asks my brother- "Was this your vehicle Sir?"


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May. 13th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
That wasnt short at all actually ._.;
May. 13th, 2008 07:27 am (UTC)
That must have been a little scary. I wonder what made it catch on fire

May. 14th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
omg that's so scary! I'm sorry that had to happen to you :(
May. 14th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
aww! *hugs*

*sings* We didn't start the fire...

I've seen something similar in the small OU parking lot by the OC.... had to move my car away from a car that was dripping flames.
May. 18th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
That's terrifying. I'm glad you're okay though--that situation was so dangerous.
May. 18th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
Yikes..... that's scary, because it can happen to anyone at any time.

I'm glad you are alright.
May. 22nd, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
-blinks- I hate to say it but the portion where your updating the flame.....made me laugh really hard......but in response to the entire entry, that sucks....I am sorry, sucks to loose a car, especially one that isn't your own...Sorry Charlotte. I guess it could have been worse? maybe?
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