My friend Tim collected an original VW beetle on the passenger side of his 206 Pug -
a reasonably strong impact that pushed the passenger door in about 10 cm(?) -just past
the 'Peugeot' logo beneath the door. The Airbags deployed in the Pug and nobody
was hurt, apart from a few bruises, in either car. Some
nice bystanders helped push the green VW (visible in the pictures) off the road.
The Pug's horn was going, so Tim disconnected the batteries. Shortly
afterwards I arrived and Tim and I decided we might as well push the pug off the
road as well.
There was a faint whiff of smoke originally, which we thought might be from
the air bags. However much to our surprise, after maybe five or ten minutes,
the smoke started to get worse. My fiance' Janine ran back to the house to get
a fire extinguisher, and we had a bit or a poke around, but couldn't figure out
where it was coming from. We had a look under the car, and there was no sign of
smoke there - just thin fingers of smoke coming up from the interior panels and
At this stage someone called the fire brigade, but we were still rather
surprised when flames appeared, and within a minute the car was engulfed.
Naturally my first thought was to run home and get a camera :-).