In a scene sadly reminiscent of Paul Walker’s death, three young people died in London after their car caught fire in a ghastly car crash while apparently taking part in a high speed race with other vehicles.
Police are investigating reports that the car involved in the crash, a Subaru Impreza, was racing with other cars in north London in the early hours of Monday when the driver lost control and accidentally hit the central reservation before colliding with a Warburtons’ bread lorry coming from the opposite direction.
One of the witnesses believed the Impreza car was fitted with a nitrous oxide kit to make it go faster like the cars in the ‘Fast & Furious’ films series.
The driver and two other people in the Subaru died as the car burst into flames. They are all believed to have been young men in their teens or early twenties.
Scotland Yard confirmed officers are investigating reports of a “group of cars” travelling at high speed on the A406 near Arnos Grove, North London shortly before the accident.
Two men in a second car, a Vauxhall Astra, which was also involved in the crash were injured and have been arrested for causing death by dangerous driving.
The cars are reported to have been racing each other westbound on the dual carriageway on the North Circular when the accident happened.
Residents described hearing a huge explosion as the crash took place at 12.25am, Monday morning, on Bowes Road near the junction with Natal Road.
Residents quickly rushed to the scene of the accidents with fire extinguishers but couldn’t save the people inside the vehicle.
The driver of the Astra, which remained on the other carriageway is understood to have walked out of the vehicle largely unscathed and sat on the side of the road in shock.
Luckily for the lorry driver the Subaru collided with, he escaped with minor injuries.
A Police officer confirming the accident said that two men from the Astra car were taken to hospital suffering from minor injuries. One was later discharged and then arrested. The second man was arrested in his bed in hospital.