A man whose car burst into flames decided to use the fire to light a cigarette, according to police in California.
Amy Walker of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that 25-year-old Robert Quigley drove between 75 and 80 miles per hour when he rear-ended an SUV which was stopped in traffic.
A police officer who saw the accident unfold turned around in traffic to help. As he did so, he saw the Quigley switch seats with his passenger. Quigley later admitted to the officer that he was behind the wheel at the time of the accident.
Quigley’s car then burst into flame. A witness told officers that Quigley, who was shirtless, got out of the vehicle before running back to his burning car to light his cigarette.
Quigley told the officer at the scene: “Yeah I’m not afraid of fire. I deal with this kind of stuff all the time.”
Quigley suffered an injury to the neck from the seatbelt. No one else was hurt in the crash.
Quigley was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.