From new traffic reports, three people lost their lives recently when a vehicle burst into flames after crashing into a sheltered accommodation block in west London.
Three people were killed in a fire incident that erupted after a car crashed into a building in west London
From what we learnt, emergency services were summoned to Great Western Road in Notting Hill at about 4.40 am on Tuesday, where they found the car on fire. Unfortunately, three people were already killed before they could put out the fire. No other vehicle was involved in this incident aside from the one that caused the havoc in the first place.
It took several emergency crew members to extinguish the fire from the razing vehicle
According to an eyewitness, who lives on the road, it was disclosed that a neighbour ran out to offer help to occupants of the vehicle. They revealed that the event was shocking and no one would have expected such to happen in that area, at least for a while. The spokesperson for the London fire brigade disclosed that two rescue units and four fire engines were sent to the scene of the accident, where they evacuated nine people from the building as a safety measure.
The identities of the victims of this mishap are yet to be revealed to neither the public nor their families. A coffee shop owner identified as Goao Santos said the event took a huge toll on some of his customers that witnessed the horrid incident on Tuesday. He said the first witnesses also tried to help by approaching the building but couldn't do anything.
Meanwhile, the police visited the scene of the crash that claimed three lives in London. Watch the clip below:
Police attend the scene after three die in crash into London residential block
It was someone in the group that eventually informed the police about the incident. Santos said people couldn’t ascertain the number of people in the vehicle due to the intensity of the fire. The police are now urging the general public to come out with any information or video that could help their investigation.