A group of 10 women, most of them over 90 years old, escaped this late model Town Car stretch limousine that caught fire the morning of June 9 in Walnut Creek while they prepared to head to a birthday party.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Ten women, most age 90 and older, escaped a limo fire Sunday morning. It happened in Rossmoor in Walnut Creek as the women were heading to a birthday party.
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Claudus Oliveira owns TownCar SF, which operates this limo.
"This was a fire that happened, an electrical fire," he said. "It's a manufacturer defect."
Oliveira says the limo is 3-years-old and has been inspected and maintained. He's well aware of what happened on the San Mateo Bridge May 4, and says he's concerned with maintenance.
"I'm speechless, because this is a new car," he said. "You can see my tires, brand new tires, I keep great records of the cars."