[JPL] Jazz man escapes 'great balls of fire'
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Thu Mar 1 11:23:15 EST 2007
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Subject: [JPL] Jazz man escapes 'great balls of fire'
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> Jazz man escapes 'great balls of fire'
> Thursday, March 1, 2007
> A jazz musician has been injured after jumping from a burning motor home
> driven by a one-time roller skating stripper.
> Francis Courtney, 60, a guitarist and singer for US band "Cradle of
> Sound," leaped from the motor home on a highway overpass.
> In the process, the 1979 motor home's brakes failed and the driver,
> Anthony "Tony" Luccketta, 49, had to stop the vehicle by crashing into a
> Courtney, whose band once opened for BB King, was taken by ambulance to a
> local hospital with minor injuries, the California Highway Patrol said.
> Luccketta, who is still known for his roller skating stripper gig but now
> focuses on playing music, was not injured.
> There was no sign of alcohol involvement, police said, and the Coors Light
> beer can on the motorhome's dashboard appeared to be a decoration.
> One witness happened to be outside in the sunshine when she saw the motor
> home heading east on the overpass.
> She saw the door "flapping" open and dialed 911 when she saw a figure leap
> out of the moving vehicle.
> "And then I saw a huge bonfire in the middle of it," she said of the motor
> Courtney was unconscious at one point, the shaken woman said, but he was
> later able to talk to paramedics as they placed him in an ambulance.
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