Drunk driving charges laid after morning crash, fire
Collision sends two to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries
A car burst into flames in Hamilton's north end after crashing into multiple parked vehicles, an incident police say resulted from a case of drunk driving.
Around 6 a.m. on Sunday, a car drove into multiple parked cars on Ferguson Avenue North at Wood Street, police say.
The final collision woke area resident Simon Kiela.
"I heard a big crash, basically, and then I woke up," he told CBC Hamilton. "There was a guy screaming something about wanting a fire extinguisher. It looked like he was trying to get somebody out of the car."
I thought the thing was going to blow up because the fire was huge.- Simon Kiela, witness
He took a video of the fire on his cell phone, but then went back in the house.
"I went inside because I thought the thing was going to blow up because the fire was huge."
Firefighters arrived quickly, he said, and within minutes put out the flames that were spilling from the car, a white Toyota Camry.
Emergency crews transported two people to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Michael Spencer, a staff sergeant with the Hamilton Police Service.
He said the police believe the injured individuals were passengers in the car that caused the collision.
Police arrested the driver, who now faces drunk driving charges.
Police have not provided any description of the accused.