Three escape fiery crash in Anchorage

Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A motorist, her daughter and a police officer narrowly escaped serious injury Wednesday night when their vehicles collided and burst into flames.

The Ford Bronco driven by Shannon Reynolds slammed into a police car on an icy stretch of road in South Anchorage at about 8:30 p.m. Reynolds car burst into flames. Reynolds and her 13-year-old daughter managed to escape from the vehicle without major injuries.

Officer Mike Burns was stuck in his vehicle after the collision because of a jammed door. Rescuers pulled Burns from the car just as leaking gasoline ignited his vehicle. Burns suffered a broken leg, police said.

When the patrol car erupted in flames ammunition in the car started going off, but no one was injured by the bullets, police said.

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