Dad gets his youngster out of the car “seconds” before the BMW catches fire, triggering an investigation.
A stunned father removed his four-year-old son from his SUV just moments before it exploded in flames while on the school run, prompting BMW to launch an investigation.
Steven Pile was driving his BMW X5 to pick up one of his sons from school when it suddenly exploded into flames. With only a few moments to spare, he managed to get his four-year-old out of the car and away from the flames.
Firefighters arrived at the site in Ainsdale, Liverpool, and extinguished the blaze in just over an hour.
Shellie Pile, Stevie’s wife, said the automobile exploded “seconds” after he ran from it.
She expressed her gratitude to the emergency services and the community for their assistance, saying she was “grateful no one was wounded.”
“He bolted from the automobile, and the engine burst seconds later, setting the entire car on fire,” she added.
“We are so glad that no one was wounded, that everyone is safe, and we can’t thank the neighboring neighbors enough for coming out of their homes to aid, as well as the emergency services who assisted Steve and our son while everything was going on.”
The dashboard has totally crumbled while the steering wheel has almost completely melted.
According to a representative for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, the fire was most likely sparked by accident.
BMW, on the other hand, advised that fire crews might be interested in the transmission compartment.
“Crews utilized a high-pressure hose reel jet to put out the main body of the fire, then dry powder to put out the gearbox compartment,” they claimed.
“The fire is thought to have begun by accident. At 3.33 p.m., fire crews left the scene.”
BMW confirmed in a statement to This website that the event would be taken “extremely seriously.”
They have volunteered to contact anyone who were involved in the fire and to assess the car to see what caused it.
They went on to say that fires were “rare” and that “external forces” were to blame.
“We understand how upsetting situations like this may be, and BMW takes any occurrence involving its vehicles extremely seriously,” they stated.