MANASSAS, Va. (ABC7) — ABC 7 News is talking to the U.S. Postal Service driver whose delivery truck caught fire in Manassas, Virginia.It sparked a 7 On Your Side I-Team investigation that exposed several workers complaining about major issues at the post office on Euclid Avenue.
Postal Worker Tariq Delong says “I started seeing flames. At that point I panicked. I tried to exit the vehicle. The door was jammed.”
Delong, who works at the Manassas Post Office on Euclid Avenue, was trapped inside.
Delong adds “I thought I was going to die.” Quick thinking saved his life.
Delong says “There was a guy. He said he was a cop. An ex-marine. He came out of nowhere and he was able to get the door open. When he finally got me out the whole truck went up in flames.”