Car bursts into flames after collision with taxi
September 23, 2012
A driver and his passengers had a lucky escape when a car burst into flames after a collision with a taxi on the A3290 last night.
Police, an ambulance and firefighters were called to the northbound carriageway just before the sliproad to the Sutton Seeds roundabout shortly after 8pm.
The road was sealed off after emergency services arrived to find the car still in the road and the taxi on the hard shoulder.
The car was completely destroyed by the fire and the taxi's bodywork was badly damaged in the crash.
A crew from Wokingham Road fire station extinguished the flames using breathing apparatus and a hose reel before assisting paramedics and clearing debris.
Both vehicles were recovered before a council highways team attended the scene to repair damage to the road where tar had melted because of the intensity of the heat.
No one was seriously hurt although some were taken to hospital as a precaution.