LUCKY ESCAPE: A police spokeswoman said the woman managed to escape the car and remove her bags before fire crews arrived.
LUCKY ESCAPE: A police spokeswoman said the woman managed to escape the car and remove her bags before fire crews arrived. Mike Knott BUN090216POLICE2

Fellow motorists flag down woman driving car on fire

A FEMALE driver had a lucky escape after the rental car she was driving caught fire on Childers Rd.

Motorists driving in the opposite direction flagged the woman down and alerted her to the smoke coming from the engine about 9am Saturday.

A police spokeswoman said the woman managed to escape the car and remove her bags before fire crews arrived.

Initial investigations suggest engine failure caused the blaze.



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