Mini catches fire after exiting ‘seriously slippy’ Ely Road and colliding with tree - driver escapes with very slight injuries

Red Mini exits Ely Road, Littleport, near Pypers Hill Farm and collides with a tree, resulting in a

Red Mini exits Ely Road, Littleport, near Pypers Hill Farm and collides with a tree, resulting in a fire. - Credit: Archant

A red Mini caught fire on Wednesday evening after exiting a ‘seriously slippy’ Ely Road Littleport and colliding with a tree near Pypers Hill Farm.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue team tackle the blaze

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue team tackle the blaze - Credit: Archant

The driver managed to escape the collision with very slight injuries, however the car was written off.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue were quick to the scene to extinguish the flames and are issuing strong advice for people to drop their speed and proceed with caution.

PC Gerry Cronin said: “It’s difficult to believe that someone can walk away with bruising from a collision like that.

“This particular piece of road is very slippy and the temperature is dropping.

“People really do need to take extra care.”