Tire fire: Car’s wheel melts in bizarre Downtown crash

Tire fire: Car’s wheel melts in bizarre Downtown crash
Spinning his wheels: Police said this vehicle’s driver — whisked away in an ambulance — was pinned with his foot on the gas, reducing his rear tires to melted rubber and black smoke.
Community Newspaper Group / Will Bredderman

Talk about burning rubber!

A three-car pile-up in Downtown pinned one driver’s foot to the gas pedal, leaving his wheels spinning until the treads melted shortly after noon on March 15.

A motorist involved in the wreck said she had been sitting in a parking lot with the tail end of her vehicle sticking into the street near the corner of Willoughby and Gold streets when another driver slammed into her.

A third car then joined the pile-up.

One driver was removed from the scene of the crash by ambulance, according to police.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.

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