Limo Company That Owns Fiery Stretch Attracts Scrutiny

Posted on May 18, 2016

UPDATE - Limo Company May Have Avoided Inspections: The company that owns a limo that burst into flames while carrying students to prom earlier this month may have been taking advantage of legal loopholes. FOX25 video and article here]

BOSTON -- For a couple miles on May 13, a group of Natick High School students had a great ride, until suddenly flames began shooting from the front passenger seat. Video and pictures they took with their cellphones show frightening images of the limousine fully engulfed.

Ten teenagers got out unharmed. State records show the limo was registered to carry only six, avoiding the state inspections required for ten-passenger vehicles.

CBS Boston article and video here

Related Topics: Boston operators, chauffeur behavior, driver behavior, illegal operators, limousine fires, Massachusetts operators, passenger safety, proms, student transportation

Comments ( 3 )
  • Michael

     | about 4 years ago

    Know matter what the age of the car is,some of these companies accommodate 10 passengers even though it says 7 in the rear. So the weight drags the frame to scrape and spark. Sometimes I only do 6 just to be safe because people see a long seat doesn't mean fill it up! If it's an emergency got to be able to get the people quickly.We are fully licensed,insured and inspected every six months.

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