Samsung Smartphone Explodes, Sets Car on Fire, Nearly Kills Owner
Just when we thought that smartphones catching fire are a thing of the past, here’s a Samsung model which not only that exploded, but also set a car on fire nearly killing the owner.
This time, however, it’s not exactly clear what Samsung phone is to blame, as the owner was carrying two of them, namely a Galaxy S4 and a Galaxy S8. At this point, it’s hard to determine which one burst into flames since the incident eventually burned down the Nissan Maxima that the woman was driving, but Samsung is already investigating and will probably share more info very soon.
The whole thing happened on the morning of May 21, when an unnamed woman was driving her car with the two phones placed in a cupholder. WXYZ reports that the driver quickly pulled over just before flames expanded to the whole vehicle.