POLICE AND PARAMEDICS attended the A289 Wainscott bypass in Gravesend, North Kent last month, after a bright pink limo burst into flames.
Year 6 pupils from the Shears Green Junior School in Gravesend were on their way to a leavers’ bowling party to celebrate the end of term when the fire broke out in the vehicle.
Jacqui Alexander-Smith’s daughter Hadleigh (11) was onboard the stretch limousine at the time of the incident and said:
It was their last day at junior school, so all the mums chipped in to get them a treat. A black limo picked up the boys and there was a pink one for the girls. They were all very excited and off they went with one of the mums. We went ahead to the bowling alley to meet them and next thing we know, we get a call saying that the car had burst into flames. It was very scary for them, but after the initial shock I think they were quite excited.
A spokesman for Kent Police said: “Officers attended and provided assistance to crews from the Kent Fire and Rescue Service.”
The cause of the fire is not yet known.