A video captures the moment a burning Mercedes explodes, after crashing into offices on Park Road, near London's Regent's Park, in the early hours of 5 May. The video, originally shared on social media, shows the Mercedes burning amid massive flames, before further explosions cause the fire to rage harder.
The Mercedes was completely destroyed in the blaze, which broke out after the driver crashed the high-end vehicle and then fled on foot at around 1.15am, according to media reports. There were no initial reports of injuries. The fire completely consumed the car as well as 20% of the ground floor of the adjacent office.
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "The driver of the vehicle made off prior to the arrival of police. Enquiries continue to trace the driver. We are not aware of any injuries."