Pastor’s car bursts into flames on Vlissengen Road



By Leroy Smith

The damaged car. [iNews' Photo]
The damaged car. [iNews’ Photo]
[] – A motorist this morning [Tuesday, August 12] got the scare of his life and jumped out of a moving car as it caught fire while he was driving along Vlissengen Road, Georgetown.

Speaking with iNews at the scene, Daniel DaSilva, who was the only person in the car, explained that while driving, he felt a heat and attempted to stop the vehicle but when he applied the brakes, the vehicle failed to stop.

In the process, he noticed thick smoke and the car immediately burst into flames forcing him scramble his bag, jumping out of the vehicle. Asked when last the vehicle went to a mechanic, he said he does not know, since the car belongs to his Pastor.

Lucky to be alive: Daniel DaSilva. [iNews' Photo]
Lucky to be alive: Daniel DaSilva. [iNews’ Photo]
DaSilva was heading from the Ogle International Airport where he dropped off his Pastor shortly before the incident. The vehicle, a Mazda Axela PLL 9683 is registered to Lindmar De Baros.

Firefighters at the scene. [iNews’ Photo]
The incident was observed by a senior police officer who was heading to her office and she immediately informed the police operations room which telephoned the Guyana Fire Service.

The fire brigade responded promptly and put out the blaze.



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