Van becomes blazing inferno on A420

Van becomes blazing inferno on A420

A van burns on the A420 today. Picture by Giles Hacon

A van burns on the A420 today. Picture by Giles Hacon

A van burns on the A420 today. Picture by Giles Hacon

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This was the dramatic moment a van caught fire on the A420 today, caught by passing motorist Giles Hacon.

He was returning home to Bath from Castle Combe with his mother at 3pm when he came up behind the burning wreck.

He said: “We came through the village a little bit further down the road and we could smell something burning.

“We saw some black smoke higher up, then came round the corner and saw it there. It was quite exciting really.

“I was most surprised that some cars were still trying to go past it, as as we turned round the fuel tank went pop and some more flames came out, so it could have been a whole lot worse.”

A fire crew arrived on the scene at 3.15pm and extinguished the flames within five minutes.

The van driver was able to get out of the vehicle safely, without suffering any injuries.

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7:41pm Wed 14 May 14

Room101 says...

With fuel in it's tank, not knowing what it was carrying, you still have people driving passed it. UNBELIEVABLE.
With fuel in it's tank, not knowing what it was carrying, you still have people driving passed it. UNBELIEVABLE. Room101
  • Score: 10

4:53pm Thu 15 May 14

dragon22 says...

Also it wasn't a van, it was a Faresaver bus
Also it wasn't a van, it was a Faresaver bus dragon22
  • Score: 2

10:40pm Thu 15 May 14

vox sanitatem says...

dragon22 wrote:
Also it wasn't a van, it was a Faresaver bus
Thankfully the passengers managed to alight!!
[quote][p][bold]dragon22[/bold] wrote: Also it wasn't a van, it was a Faresaver bus[/p][/quote]Thankfully the passengers managed to alight!! vox sanitatem
  • Score: 2

2:23pm Tue 27 May 14

Daytona2 says...

...and they still haven't repaired the road.
...and they still haven't repaired the road. Daytona2
  • Score: 1

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