Dad reveals horrific moment he tried to save man from fireball crash before scorching heat forced him to give up


A HERO dad has revealed the horrific moment he tried to save a man from a fireball car crash before the scorching heat forced him to give up.

The automotive burst into flames after ploughing correct proper right into a block of flats in west London yesterday, killing three individuals.

The stays of the auto following the ‘fireball’ explosionCredit: PA
Brave Danny Rigby, 36, tried to save the driver
Brave Danny Rigby, 36, tried to save the driving powerCredit: supplied

The driver is probably going to be heard screaming moments before his car exploded shut to Westbourne Park tube station in leafy Notting Hill merely before daybreak.

Danny Rigby, 36, had been quick asleep when he heard a “massive bang” and somebody shout “fire”.

He threw on some tracksuit bottoms and raced downstairs to uncover the burning car open air his creating.

The dad-of-two instructed The Sun Online: “It wasn’t completely on fire at that point so I tried to get to the driver.

“I managed to get the door open and tried to get his seatbelt nonetheless it definitely was too f***ing scorching. It was simply too scorching. 

“I was shouting and shouting at him to get his belt off so I could drag him out but he didn’t, he couldn’t.”

Despite his greatest efforts, Danny had to as soon as extra away “because the flames just got too high”.

“People were shouting at me to get back saying it was going to blow up,” he acknowledged.

“I believed if I get in there and get caught too, I’m going up in flames as appropriately.

“If I’d stayed any longer there’s a good chance I could have.”

Just 30 seconds after Danny stepped away “the whole thing went up in flames”.

He added: “It all just happened very quickly and turned into a big fire ball.”

The welder had been working arduous to save the driving power and hadn’t seen the passengers all through the as soon as extra “because of all the smoke”.

But when he opened the door, the plumes acquired proper right here flooding out and it was clear there have been two completely totally different individuals caught all through the automotive.

Sadly all three had been pronounced ineffective on the scene, although none have nonetheless been acknowledged, police acknowledged.

Brave Danny, who used to be all through the Royal Navy, acknowledged his girlfriend Leila shielded their nine-year-old son Dan from the horror whereas he bought to work.

But when {{the teenager}} heard there was a fireplace he grabbed his pet rabbit and stood by the doorway door prepared to go, Danny acknowledged.

“He was braver than the blokes outside”, he added. “He didn’t want to leave his rabbit Bolly behind.”

Manuel Gaspar, supervisor of the Transparent World cleansing company, based mostly reverse the crash, praised Danny’s efforts, telling the Evening Standard: “He had merely woken up and did not have a shirt on and was attempting to get into the passenger door.

“The impact was awful. There was debris spread all over the road.”


A police officer on the scene acknowledged the driving power had come over a canal bridge before shedding administration of the automotive.

No completely totally different autos are thought to have been concerned all through the crash, though quite a few residents had been evacuated from the creating as a precaution.

A Met Police spokesperson acknowledged: “Police had been generally called at 4.50am after a automotive collided with a residential block in Great Western Road, shut to the junction with Harrow Road, Westminster W9.

“Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service paramedics attended the scene and found the vehicle alight.

“The LFB extinguished the hearth however, irrespective of the best efforts of emergency suppliers, three individuals had been pronounced ineffective on the scene.

“Work to identify the deceased and inform their next of kin is ongoing.”

Anyone who seen the auto before the incident, or who has knowledge, video or pictures that can assist police, is urged to title 101 ref CAD 917/14 Sept.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Great Western Road, west London
Emergency crews had been generally called to the scene on Great Western Road, west LondonCredit: PA
Three people were pronounced dead at the scene
Three individuals had been pronounced ineffective on the sceneCredit: UkNewsinPictures

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