(AP) A Rock Island man whose car was hit as he tried to make a left turn into his driveway saw his home going up in flames as he was airlifted to the hospital. Tennessee Highway Patrol officer Monte Terry said Justin Hill, 42, was hit by an oncoming car when he pulled into its path on Tuesday evening.
Hill's wife heard the crash and ran outside, leaving the kitchen stove, where she had been cooking, unattended.
Within minutes, the trailer was on fire, and firefighters who had responded to the accident found themselves fighting the blaze.
The home had extensive damage. Hill was treated and released from the hospital, but he was cited in the accident for failure to yield.
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