Car explodes on westbound M27 motorway

The M27 motorway

The M27 motorway

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A CAR has been 'totally destroyed' after it exploded on the motorway this afternoon.

The Vauxhall Vectra pulled over onto the hard shoulder of westbound M27 just before Rownhams services.

On the hard shoulder, the driver got out of the vehicle before it burst into flames and exploded, according to the fire service.

The driver was unhurt in the incident, which happened just after 3.45pm.

Two fire crews from Redbridge and Eastleigh arrived on the scene and brought the blaze under control, briefly closing two lanes in the process.

A spokesman for Hampshire fire and rescue said the fire and explosion had 'totally destroyed' the car.

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6:25pm Thu 15 May 14

Abbey Saint says...

shouldn't have had the vindaloo
shouldn't have had the vindaloo Abbey Saint
  • Score: 3

6:56pm Thu 15 May 14

The Man who says Hmmm says says...

Abbey Saint wrote:
shouldn't have had the vindaloo
Hmmm
[quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: shouldn't have had the vindaloo[/p][/quote]Hmmm The Man who says Hmmm says
  • Score: 2

7:19pm Thu 15 May 14

jamcam says...

Lucky man.
Lucky man. jamcam
  • Score: 3

7:52pm Thu 15 May 14

mickey01 says...

must have been an old banger
must have been an old banger mickey01
  • Score: -1

10:03pm Thu 15 May 14

wwozzer says...

Did he buy it from Woolston car supermarket by any chamce?
Did he buy it from Woolston car supermarket by any chamce? wwozzer
  • Score: 9

10:41am Fri 16 May 14

Hastagger says...

So there is a bomb scare in Bitterne and then a car explodes on the motorway not a million miles away. Am I the only one putting two and two together and getting five. Why is there no police comment? Where is there no cctv footage. This stinks of a cover up to me. The public have a right to know if these are connected. Especially if we could all be in danger.

#trends
So there is a bomb scare in Bitterne and then a car explodes on the motorway not a million miles away. Am I the only one putting two and two together and getting five. Why is there no police comment? Where is there no cctv footage. This stinks of a cover up to me. The public have a right to know if these are connected. Especially if we could all be in danger. #trends Hastagger
  • Score: -15

9:55pm Fri 16 May 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

Hastagger wrote:
So there is a bomb scare in Bitterne and then a car explodes on the motorway not a million miles away. Am I the only one putting two and two together and getting five. Why is there no police comment? Where is there no cctv footage. This stinks of a cover up to me. The public have a right to know if these are connected. Especially if we could all be in danger.

#trends
Grow up.
[quote][p][bold]Hastagger[/bold] wrote: So there is a bomb scare in Bitterne and then a car explodes on the motorway not a million miles away. Am I the only one putting two and two together and getting five. Why is there no police comment? Where is there no cctv footage. This stinks of a cover up to me. The public have a right to know if these are connected. Especially if we could all be in danger. #trends[/p][/quote]Grow up. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 5

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