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Chauffeur Recounts Horror Of Trying To Help Victims In Stretch Fire

Posted on May 6, 2013
Investigators examine the grisly remains of a stretch limousine fire that killed five women Saturday night near San Francisco. It is one of the worst accidents in the history of the limousine industry.

Investigators examine the grisly remains of a stretch limousine fire that killed five women Saturday night near San Francisco. It is one of the worst accidents in the history of the limousine industry.

Investigators examine the grisly remains of a stretch limousine fire that killed five women Saturday night near San Francisco. It is one of the worst accidents in the history of the limousine industry.

Investigators examine the grisly remains of a stretch limousine fire that killed five women Saturday night near San Francisco. It is one of the worst accidents in the history of the limousine industry.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Five women who were killed Saturday evening after the stretch limousine they were riding to a bridal party burst into flames on a bridge over the San Francisco Bay tried to escape the inferno through the vehicle’s narrow partition, according to the driver.

Orville Brown, 46, sounded shaken as he described the horrific episode.

NBCNews.com interview here

SFGate/San Francisco Chronicle interview here

NLA accident statement here

Report: Limo safety practices

Related Topics: accidents, limousines burning, passenger safety, San Francisco operators, vehicle safety

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