Call on 0844 2722322

Direct Access and Referral Barrister.
at St Pauls Chambers, Leeds & Gough Square Chambers, London

Renault Scenics burst into flames

Renault Scenics burst into flames

The Mail yesterday reported that a family escaped from a burning Renault Scenic that burst into flames in the middle lane of the M42. This is the second report of such an incident within 6 days.

The family abandoned their car when smoke started to pour from the bonnet as they sat in traffic. Minutes later, the car was ripped apart by an explosion.

Fire crews attended the fire and as a result two lanes of the motorway were closed for 9 hours causing chaos to other motorists.

An eyewitness said,

"I began taking pictures when all of a sudden it went from practically nothing to a fierce ball of flames. It was shocking how quickly it turned. It started popping and then a number of explosions fired pieces of shrapnel across the carriageway.

Smoke and flames shot 100ft into the air. It was like a bomb had gone off. It looked like something from a Hollywood blockbuster. At first people where driving around the car to carry on with their journey but it became so severe all the cars stopped and parked about 100 metres away. No one wanted to go near it.

To read more about this incident, click here.

This is not the first report of a Renault Scenic catching fire. A man died recently in an accident on the M6 after his car was seen to collide with a bridge he was driving under called Bamber Bridge. It bounced off the bridge onto the central reservation before stopping on the hard shoulder where it then exploded. To read more about this click here.


In 2008, the York Press reported that a car had gone up in flames close to the Halifax building society. An eyewitness saw it explode after seeing smoke appear from the bonnet.  To read more go to 

For any advice and assistance for issues like these please do call Jeremy on 0844 2722322 or submit a comment below. Jeremy will come back to you at the earliest convenience.

Comment on this article

security code

Please enter the code seen in the image

Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved. Design & Development by ATB Creative