We do marvelous things to protect occupants from the forces of an impact, then we allow them to be burned to death in the aftermath. Than outcome should not be inevitable. Yet, fires appear to be occurring with greater regularity and little is done or said why this is happening.

Just yesterday a tanker truck became engulfed in flames on Highway 401 near Leslie Street in Toronto after it was involved in a reported collision. Bystanders took photos and video while fire fighters arrived to contain the fire to the cab area. The driver of the truck reportedly escaped without injury.

But obviously the situation could have been much worse. What if the fire was not contained? What if there was a rupture or explosion of the tanker contents? As to how and why the fire erupted there was no explanation. We should be asking questions now before the next incident involves a much greater catastrophe.