Letchworth man helps woman out of car minutes before it bursts into flames

Minutes after a Letchworth GC man went to the aid of two women drivers trapped in these vehicles one of the cars burst into flames. The dramatic picture was taken by IT consultant Alan Gray, 61, of Western Way, after he and another driver helped the women following

Minutes after a Letchworth GC man went to the aid of two women drivers trapped in these vehicles one burst into flames.

The dramatic picture was taken by IT consultant Alan Gray, 61, of Western Way, after he and another driver helped the women following the incident in the centre of Cottered yesterday afternoon.

"I was following a white Nova on my way home when there was a collision with a red Fiesta in Cottered village," said Mr Gray, who works in Harlow.

"A BMW also stopped and the driver helped me get the women out and we called the emergency services.

"I noticed the white Nova starting to smoke from the engine area then it burst into flames. If that had happened a few minutes earlier we could have had a tragedy on our hands."

The women were treated by paramedics at the scene and the fire service from Buntingford dealt with the fire.