Source: A man suffered critical burn injuries following a car fire on northbound Highway 400 near the Bayfield Street exit in Barrie, Thursday afternoon.
OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt, of the Highway Safety Division, told Barrie Today around 5 p.m. that the man has been taken to a trauma centre in Toronto.
No details about the man’s age or hometown were available.
The fire happened in between the on- and off-ramps at Bayfield Street.
All four lanes of northbound Highway 400 traffic were closed for a few hours Thursday afternoon as emergency crews dealt with the fire and the subsequent investigation.
The highway reopened around 4:30 p.m.
What led to the fire remains under investigation.
“I don’t know how the fire started or what was the source of the fire, whether it was electrical, a malfunction or what the issues were,” Schmidt said. “They’re doing more of that investigation right now off the highway.”
Thursday’s car fire happened almost directly across from where a multi-vehicle crash occurred last week in the southbound lanes.
According to our sources, the driver was smoking a dart, with the windows up, and decided it was the perfect time to spray some Axe.
Newsflash, those two things don’t mix very well. Well, actually they mix very well if you’re looking to burn your face off.
Don’t worry, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. The driver has a history of domestic abuse, rape, and sexual assault.
Witnesses say they were cruising along the highway and all of a sudden a man on fire was running down the road.
Karma is a bitch, and she doesn’t give a fuck how you smell.
Here’s some footage of cars, fires, and fails. Unsure if any Axe was used in these videos: