A smoker blew off his car windscreen and ended up with a damaged vehicle after lighting a cigarette. The man is lucky to escape and tell the tale.
Witnesses reported hearing an “enormous bang” on Saturday afternoon as the car’s windscreen shattered and nearby buildings shook.
The UK man had sprayed air freshener inside his vehicle, parked on a busy street in Halifax in West Yorkshire, when he thought of having a smoke.
He climbed out of the battered car after the explosion with only minor injuries. Windows at nearby businesses were also damaged.
Police said it could have been worse and warned motorists about the dangers of aerosol cans and open flames.