On Thursday, September 5th, a suburban mountain neighborhood was rocked
by a sudden car explosion. Around 3:40pm, residents of Colorado Springs,
Colorado, witnessed a
car accident that suddenly exploded into a blazing spectacle.
According to official police reports, a local man, Joshua Morgan, of Colorado
Springs, was driving along Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard toward the intersection
of Colorado State Highway 115. Morgan was allegedly driving at an excessive
rate of speed when he rear-ended another car stopped at the intersection.
The crash victim’s car caught fire just a few seconds after the initial
impact. Flames flashed and suddenly engulfed the car. As first responders
arrived on the scene, the fire exploded in a fiery burst as onlookers
watched in awe. Police explained that the crash victim’s car caught
fire and exploded due to personal oxygen canisters being carried in the
Two police cars and a fire truck belonging to the local Colorado Springs
fire department were among the units responding and were damaged by flying
debris. Fortunately, accident reports that no drivers, accident witnesses,
or emergency responders were injured by the blaze.
Morgan was administered a field sobriety test by police officers and was
immediately placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence
of drugs. Police did not release any details as to whether Morgan admitted
fault or provided any statements regarding the use of substances. Charges
may follow pending the outcome of further testing and investigation