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San Francisco, CA - Limo Driver: Fire Took 3 Minutes To Claim 5 Lives

Published on: May 6, 2013 08:05 PM
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This frame grab taken from video provided by Roxana and Carlos Guzman shows a Limo on fire Saturday, May 4, 2013, on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Roxana and Carlos Guzman)This frame grab taken from video provided by Roxana and Carlos Guzman shows a Limo on fire Saturday, May 4, 2013, on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Roxana and Carlos Guzman)

San Francisco, CA - A California agency probing a deadly limousine fire that killed five women is considering whether to fine the limo company $7,500 per day for misrepresenting the limo’s seating capacity.

The California Public Utilities Commission had authorized the vehicle to carry eight or fewer passengers, but it had nine on the night of the deadly fire.

Commission spokeswoman Terrie Prosper says the commission is looking into whether the company willfully misrepresented the seating capacity to the agency. If so, she says Limo Stop could be penalized $7,500 for each day it was in violation.

The women who were killed in the Saturday night blaze were celebrating the wedding of a newlywed friend who was among those killed.

Authorities are investigating what sparked the blaze and why the victims could not escape the flames.


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 May 06, 2013 at 08:31 PM yidster Says:

give me a break. seating capacity was 8 and they had 9. big deal. what does that 7500$ fine even mean? how many times did this limo haul 9 passengers?

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 May 06, 2013 at 09:33 PM Anonymous Says:

How dumb has this country become? How greedy? Why fine them money? What the hell does money come into play here? this was a horrible accident and myabe they should focus instead on why this fire happened and how to prevent such a tragedy in the future, and no, the extra person had nothing to do with it

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 May 06, 2013 at 09:49 PM yoyoyo Says:

You can see how many people drove by and nobody even bothered to stop. They all took out their cameras and took pictures. Shame

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 May 06, 2013 at 10:33 PM Not_just_that___ Says:

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yoyoyo Says:

You can see how many people drove by and nobody even bothered to stop. They all took out their cameras and took pictures. Shame

Right, they're terrible people for being unwilling to put their own lives in danger.

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 May 06, 2013 at 11:09 PM smart Says:

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yoyoyo Says:

You can see how many people drove by and nobody even bothered to stop. They all took out their cameras and took pictures. Shame

easy for you to say sitting safely by your computer.

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 May 06, 2013 at 11:12 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

How dumb has this country become? How greedy? Why fine them money? What the hell does money come into play here? this was a horrible accident and myabe they should focus instead on why this fire happened and how to prevent such a tragedy in the future, and no, the extra person had nothing to do with it

The reason for a fine is to dissuade other companies from doing illegal things. Rules are in place for a reason! Not just to drive you crazy. Maybe the fact that it was overcrowded weighed down the vehicle and in turn somehow caused the fire!

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 May 06, 2013 at 11:14 PM Anonymous Says:

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Not_just_that___ Says:

Right, they're terrible people for being unwilling to put their own lives in danger.

Wow, what an insensitive comment. Hopefully, when you or yours are in trouble, other's won't be so callous!

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 May 07, 2013 at 07:05 AM esq Says:

given that car fires are quick and has explodes I don't fault anyone for not running into the burning car. moreover, the pics may help explain what happened

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