Lucky escape after car catches fire following crash

(Last Updated On: May 9, 2015)

Emergency services were called to Lincombe drive, Torquay last night after a car crashed through railings, went down a bank and caught fire.

The occupants escaped before the fire and were taken to hospital with what is believed to be minor injuries.

A spokesperson for the fire service said:
“One fire appliance from Torquay was mobilised to make the scene safe after an RTC where a car had gone down an embankment. All persons were free and clear of the vehicle but it had caught fire.

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“Crews requested a second appliance which was mobilised from Paignton.

“Firefighters used 2 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire,”

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