VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire and Medical Emergency in Lexington Park

January 5, 2020

On Sunday, January 5, 2020, at approximately 1:20 p.m., firefighters and emergency medical services responded to the area of Hillside Drive and Poplar Ridge Road in Lexington Park, for the vehicle fire reported out, with one male having active seizures.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway with smoke showing from the trunk, and an elderly male laying in the roadway having active seizures.

Multiple Good Samaritans used fire extinguishers prior to the arrival of firefighters, and neighbors assisted the male by placing a pillow under his head to prevent him from hitting the concrete.

Neighbors reported they witnessed the vehicle turn onto Hillside Drive from Poplar Ridge Road when the vehicle stopped, and they heard the vehicles engine being revved repeatedly. The male operator then exited the vehicle and collapsed in the street and had multiple seizures before fire and rescue personnel arrived.

Firefighters from Bay District located the fire to be caused by the exhaust, starting a small fire in the trunk, which also contained multiple gas canisters.

The fire was determined to be accidental and caused by the vehicle being revved repeatedly while overheating due to the operator suffering a medical emergency.

Emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and transported the patient to an area hospital with serious injuries.

12 Responses to VIDEO: Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire and Medical Emergency in Lexington Park

  1. Anonymous on January 5, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    History of seizures? If so why was he driving putting everyone else at risk?

    • Fellow Epileptic on January 6, 2020 at 11:04 am

      If you are free of seizures for a certain amount of time, you are legally allowed to drive. I am an epileptic, and I drive. My job is all driving too. It is hard when you are an epileptic, are told you can’t drive, and yet are told you are not eligible for disability. So when you are allowed to drive after being seizure free for 6 months, you’re going to want to drive, especially if it means being able to get to a job.

      • Jarren on January 6, 2020 at 12:47 pm

        Wow you’re job is to drive? Yikes. Stay safe out there.

        • Fellow Epileptic on January 6, 2020 at 9:34 pm

          Yep! I’m 5 years free, but since my EEG two years ago said abnormal, I’m still on meds, everyday! It’s cool tho. I haven’t shaken anything up in a long time haha

      • Anonymous on January 6, 2020 at 12:52 pm

        I wasn’t aware of that, thanks for the info.

    • arnell on January 6, 2020 at 11:21 am

      sounds like your biggotted against people who have seizures friend-o.

      • Anonymous on January 6, 2020 at 12:53 pm

        I’m a bigot against anyone who unnecessarily puts my family at risk.

        • jazzy j on January 7, 2020 at 7:59 am

          well you heard the man, he is clear to drive now. if they allow it then he’s probably very low risk. sleep well!

  2. Anonymous on January 6, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    prayers and services

  3. Anonymous on January 7, 2020 at 6:56 am

    been pretty quite last several days/nites…no helicopters

  4. Anonymous on January 7, 2020 at 7:54 am

    …you think…old man accidental got dizzy…driving with windows up tight…and sniffing fumes from gas cans in trunk …Hope hes alright now…and clean trunk out.

  5. Just Sayin' on January 12, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Another fine example of someone abusing the antique vehicle registration, to avoid vehicle inspection and drive an unsafe car on our roadways. This guy is a ticking time bomb.