Car bursts into flames near Pickering as passer-by helps driver escape
A have-a-go hero helped a driver escape from their car after it burst into flames near Pickering yesterday.
The car had come off the A170 at Wrelton and hit a tree, rupturing the fuel tank and causing it to catch fire.
A passing motorist used a life hammer to break one of the car's windows, allowing the driver to escape.
Firefighters, who were called at 12.26pm, used jets foam and dry powder extinguishers to put out the flames.