Car Explodes After Man Uses Body Spray, Lights Cigarette

Police in Maryland say a car blew up when a man inside lit a cigarette after spritzing himself with an aerosol body spray.

The cigarette-and-spray combination caused "a sudden and violent expansion of the air molecules'' in the car Thursday, creating a boom that pushed the roof up, shattered the front window and blew the doors open, Baltimore County police spokeswoman Jennifer Peach told The Baltimore Sun.

Jennifer said the driver appeared unharmed and was taken to a hospital to check for hearing damage, but Baltimore County police said on its social media accounts that the man was taken to a burn unit with serious injuries.

The man hasn't been identified.


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