Caught on tape: Burning car in Colorado Springs crash explodes on street

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A burning car exploded in Colorado Springs Wednesday afternoon, sending pieces of the car into the air.

Colorado Springs police said the car erupted in flames after it was rear-ended by another car on Highway 115 and Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard.

Shortly after a fire truck arrived to put out the fire, the first explosion happened.  A second, smaller explosion occurred shortly after that.

The explosions were caused by oxygen canisters in the trunk of the burning car, police said.

The explosions were caught on tape by Jacob Curbow.

The man whose car was rear-ended suffered injuries to his back. A realtive told 7NEWS he suffered a broken vertebrae.

The driver suspected of rear-ending the first car was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.  Police identified him as Joshua Morgan.

Two police cruisers and one Colorado Springs Fire Department fire truck were damaged during one of the explosions by flying debris. There were no injuries to emergency responders.

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