LUCKY ES­CAPE

A four-wheel-drive burst into flames af­ter its driver pulled off Al­bany High­way near Wil­liams, with the mo­ment caught on cam­era by po­lice

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Pic­ture: Wil­liams po­lice

A BMW car was en­gulfed in flames ear­lier this week half way be­tween Wil­liams and Perth.

Wil­liams po­lice of­fi­cers were con­duct­ing pa­trols along Al­bany High­way on Mon­day when a passer-by flagged them down and in­formed them a ve­hi­cle was on fire.

Sergeant Stephen Stinge­more said it was an en­gine fire and although fire ex­tin­guish­ers were avail­able, they weren’t enough.

“The driver was very up­set but he man­aged to get out of his car with­out any in­juries,” he said.

“The male driver was the only pas­sen­ger in the car but it was his pride and joy so he was quite dev­as­tated.”

The driver pulled off into a dirt track about 50m away from the high­way.

As he got out of his ve­hi­cle he saw his car slowly go off in flames.

Wil­liams po­lice drove him back to Perth and thanked a num­ber of by­standers who stopped to help and of­fer as­sis­tance.

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