Oil spilled into a car in the Manhattan borough of Queens, triggering a massive oil leak that shut down the major East Coast oil pipeline.NYPD officials say the car, a 2007 Toyota Corolla, was traveling west on Sixth Avenue when it lost control of its front wheels.
It went airborne and caught fire, and police have blocked the roadway.
The fire was reported at around 6:30 p.m. on Sixth Ave., in the area of Fifth and 7th Streets.
There were no injuries.
The oil leak was discovered on Monday, the same day a major fire broke out at a pipeline owned by the ExxonMobil Corp. at the same site.
The spill prompted the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses, according to a city official.
The New York City Department of Transportation, which operates the pipeline, has since reopened the route.