Monday, September 22, 2008

Access-A-Ride Van Up in Flames in Brooklyn Heights - Update

This Access-A-Ride van spontaneously caught fire and went up in flames Friday night at 200 Cadman Plaza West, not far from the Park Plaza Diner in Brooklyn Heights.

The driver said the engine went dead, and then he saw smoke coming out from under the van. He got the disabled passenger safely out before the whole thing went up in flames.

Access-A-Ride vans transport disabled people who can't use regular mass transit.

UPDATE: The Brooklyn Eagle has more details on this incident. Interestingly, the Eagle reports (via Brownstoner) that this is the second Access-A-Ride to blow in roughly a month, and TFM Paratransit's contract with the Metropolitan Transit Authority expires next week, on Sept. 30. (TFM is one of the companies that operate Access-A-Rides for the city.)

City Access-A-Rise Van Bursts Into Flames in Brooklyn Heights Brooklyn Eagle

Access-A-Rise Van Burns Up on 8th Avenue Brownstoner

Photos by MK Metz

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