Man hurt in Atchison truck fire

By Marcus Clem
Atchison Globe – October 16, 2018

Photo by Marcus Clem

A man has been taken to an Atchison, Kansas, hospital for evaluation after his pickup truck burst into flames Monday with him at the wheel.

The man’s Ford F-150 was traveling west across the Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge on U.S. Highway 59 with a flat tire. The man, who hasn’t been identified, appears to have driven on the flat tire for an unknown length of time, causing the ruined tire to ignite. This set fire to the rear of the vehicle, Atchison Fire Chief Ted Graf said.

Graf said it appears the man remained inside the truck while it burned for a brief period of time. During this time, he turned off the highway onto South Fourth Street. Graf said the man managed to get out before authorities arrived.

Atchison County EMS units took the man to the hospital.

 

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