Car bursts into flames on Bombay Hills
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:23p.m.
By Lloyd Burr
An SUV burst into flames on Auckland’s motorway at Bombay today, disrupting traffic and sending black plumes of smoke into the air.
The inferno engulfed the entire vehicle. It is not known how many people were inside before the blaze.
One lane of SH1 was closed after the accident, which happened just before midday, and traffic in the open lanes was reduced to a crawl.
Motorist Michael Kingsnorth saw black smoke as he drove up the steep Bombay Hill and filmed the fire as he drove past.
“It looked like the engine malfunctioned, overheated and caught fire,” he says.
The fire service sent two trucks to the scene and the fire is now out.
A spokesperson couldn’t confirm any details about the incident and what caused the accident.
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13/01/2013 1:40:36 p.m.
He/she was probably using a dash cam
11/01/2013 12:14:19 p.m.
Jenny that's what I was thinking lol
10/01/2013 1:42:18 p.m.
so he was driving and videoing is this the same as using your mobile phone whilst driving haha
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