Okla. woman suffers 3rd-degree burns from pennies left in car

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Hot pennies caused one woman serious injuries (Shutterstock)

An Oklahoma woman is recovering from third-degree burns to her thigh caused by hot pennies.

The victim said a cup of spare change spilled into her seat last week, and the scalding hot pennies came in contact with her leg.

She tried icing the wound, but she went to a hospital over the weekend after the pain didn't subside. That's because a third-degree burn is the most severe on the medical scale.

According to the National Weather Service, the heat index was 104 degree on the day she was burned.
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