Pensioner's lucky escape after Land Rover bursts into flames on Daventry country road

Fire crew rush to 76-year-old's aid after smoke billows into car

Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 11:34 am
A 76-year-old acted swiftly to escape this burning vehicle on Monday night

An alert pensioner had a lucky escape after his Land Rover went up in flames while driving on a country road near Daventry on Monday night (November 22).

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Firefighters who helped the 76-year-old revealed the vehicle caught fire after a suspected electrical fault.

A spokesman said: "Luckily he smelt the smoke and noticed it was coming from INSIDE the vehicle. Thankfully, he was able to bring it to a controlled stop and get out safely."

Crews helped the driver by giving him oxygen while two of the crew in breathing apparatus extinguished the flames on Daventry Road, Barby.