Driver escapes BMW after it bursts into flames on the A3 at Tolworth

Fire: Car burst into flames on the A3

Fire: Car burst into flames on the A3

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Surrey Comet: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A driver escaped without injury after pulling over on the A3 at Tolworth, as his BMW burst into flames.

Firefighters and police were called to the blaze on the northbound slip road shortly after 6pm yesterday.

Surbiton fire crew manager Ian Meyer said the fire was put out within just a few minutes.

He added: "I've never seen a car go like it before. It was quite big.

"It had some kind of mechanical fault. The fire started in the engine compartment.

"The whole of the front of the car was going well."

Police cordoned off the stricken 5-Series luxury car as firefighters spent an extra half an hour making sure the flames were out.

Did you see what happened? Contact the newsdesk at newsdesk@surreycomet.co.uk.

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7:32pm Wed 21 May 14

DTEJ says...

Regarding the story about a car crash in Kingston today, the story claims that the car involved was a Vauxhall but the car pictured with its roof cut off was a Peugeot 206. Why show the wrong picture - or write something obviously wrong?
Regarding the story about a car crash in Kingston today, the story claims that the car involved was a Vauxhall but the car pictured with its roof cut off was a Peugeot 206. Why show the wrong picture - or write something obviously wrong? DTEJ
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