A New Jersey man desperately attempting to free his SUV from a snowbank by repeatedly revving its engine died when it turned “totally engulfed” in flames, police mentioned.
The 62-year-old sufferer from Little Ferry was gunning his engine after getting stuck on a small embankment close to Losen Slote Creek Park at about 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The man’s Mazda SUV had mounted a parking divider, prompting a Little Ferry Division of Public Works worker to name cops, Little Ferry police Capt. Ronald Klein mentioned.
Responding officers discovered the man relentlessly revving his engine, however an officer instructed him to cease as a result of a tow truck was en route and his SUV gave the impression to be helplessly stuck, Klein mentioned.
“He was rocking his automotive backwards and forwards when [the officers] heard a loud noise after which a popping sound,” Klein instructed The Submit. “The automotive was then totally engulfed in flames. They tried to interrupt the home windows and have been capable of break the again passenger window, however by that point the entire automotive was engulfed.”
Officers have been unable to free the man from the burning SUV in time, Klein mentioned.
“The flames have been approach too large,” he mentioned.
An investigation into the incident by Little Ferry police and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace is ongoing, Klein mentioned.
The sufferer’s identification had not been launched as of early Thursday, pending notification of his household, police mentioned.