Friday, January 07, 2005
Teen singer Aaron Carter survives assassination attempt -- would-be assassin escapes.
Aaron Carter managed to escape serious injury Thursday when the teen pop singer's luxury sport utility vehicle erupted into flames...Ashlee Simpson next.
Carter, 17, was driving his 2004 Cadillac Escalade north to Orlando at about 12:30 a.m. when a mattress came loose from the cargo bed of a delivery truck in front of him, said his spokesman...
Carter drove over the mattress, which got stuck under the sport utility vehicle and caught fire, probably from the heat of the exhaust system. The singer pulled over and escaped the vehicle, then watched it explode in flames.
"Everything happened in such a whirlwind," Carter said. "It was like the mattress flew out of nowhere ... I'm still in shock."
State troopers said the delivery truck never stopped. [AP]