Car bursts into flames after hitting tree in Stevenage

The incident happened at around 9.30am on Saturday

The incident happened at around 9.30am on Saturday - Credit: Archant

A man who witnessed a car crash into a tree outside his house has recalled the moment the driver was dragged to safety as the vehicle burst into flames.

Lee Arthur, of Webb Rise in Stevenage, was in his bedroom at around 9.30am when he saw a silver Vauxhall Astra coming down Archer Road approaching the junction with Webb Rise.

Mr Arthur saw the car, driven by a man hit a tree and burst into flames

He said: “There was an old woman gardening and if the tree hadn’t been there to stop the car it could have been much worse.

“I wasn’t dressed at the time so I just pulled some clothes on and ran out the house. The driver looked in a bad way and with the car on fire a couple of people quickly dragged him out to safety.”

The man was taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage by ambulance with minor chest injuries and was released the next day.

Police and fire crews also attended the scene that was declared over by 11am.

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