Video Viral

By David Aspinall


A woman captured the shocking moment a Kia drove down an interstate with sparks flying from underneath before bursting into a fireball.

Meridith Olinger was travelling down Interstate 4 in Orlando, Florida, USA, on April 27 when she spotted the SUV with flares jumping out on to the tarmac.

Frantically trying to get the driver to pull over, Meridith then drives her own vehicle on to the hard shoulder before jumping out.

Having successfully managed to get the woman to leave her car, she then caught the moment smoke rose from the bonnet before the car was engulfed in flames.

Meridith said: “At first, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

Pic by Meridith Olinger/Caters News

“It then quickly turned to panic as I realized that the driver was unaware, and no other vehicles were coming to her aid.

“The driver saw me frantically waving at her to get over within 30 seconds.

“The car was engulfed in fire within a few minutes.

“Fortunately, she was uninjured, but was unable to get her purse, phone, laptop and luggage.

“She lost everything in the fire.

“I was shaking so badly after she got out that I could barely dial 911.”