A DRIVER had a lucky escape when his car was engulfed in flames as he drove along one of the North-east’s busiest roads.
Scott Gill’s dark blue Renault “blew up” as he travelled on the A96 near Alves railway bridge on the outskirts of Elgin.
Police and fire crews were called to the scene as the flames engulfed Mr Gill’s vehicle.
Scott, 27, of Elgin, said: “I escaped just as the flames engulfed the whole car.”
The landscape gardener with Moray Council said he was lucky not to have been seriously injured.
A fire and rescue service spokeswoman said the car was “well alight” when a crew from Elgin station arrived on Sunday.
A police spokesman said: “The fire service alerted us to the fact there was a car on fire on the A96, but we couldn’t comment on whether it exploded or not.
“There were no injuries reported, and we simply attended to assist with traffic management.”
The burned out car was later collected by Elgin’s Sheriffmill motor company.