Adelaide teenager who saved for years to buy a used Mazda almost incinerated after it caught fire 15 minutes later
- Teenager escapes from burning car on highway
- She had bought it 15 minutes earlier
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A teenage girl driving a P plate survived after the car she had just bought caught fire just minutes after she drove it out of the dealership.
Images show the second-hand Mazda purchased by 19-year-old Hajar Yassini engulfed in flames near Salisbury Highway in Adelaide on Tuesday.
She had “saved for years” to afford the $5,000 car she purchased from Commuter Cars Auto Repairs Wingfield, which is currently under investigation.
The teenager said she smelled smoke before flames came out of the engine, which “kept growing.”
Hajar Yassini, 19, bought a used Mazda from Commuter Cars Auto Repairs Wingfield in Adelaide on Tuesday and 15 minutes later it caught fire.
Footage shows the wreckage of the car being put out on the side of the Salisbury Motorway.
About 15 minutes after leaving the dealership, Ms. Yassini parked the car on the side of the road and attempted to put out the flames before fleeing to a safe distance.
‘It was so scary because it really was a life-threatening situation,” she said. told 7News.
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She claims Commuter Cars Auto Repairs has not responded to her complaints about the now wrecked car and she now fears she won’t get a refund.
“He was telling us the car was good, the engine was good, everything was good,” she said.
Since the incident, 7News has reported that the man who sold Ms Yassini the car was “no where to be found” when he visited the dealership.
When contacted, the man said he had sold the car privately and not through his company.
The business’s sign has been removed from the front of the store and the doors remain locked.
The Consumer and Business Commissioner has opened an investigation into the sale.
Police said the fire was caused by a mechanical problem.
Daily Mail Australia tried to contact Commuter Cars Auto Repairs Wingfield, but the phone number has since been disconnected.
Ms. Yassini now fears not getting back the money she “saved for years”
The person who sold the car to Ms Yassini told 7News he sold the car privately and not through the company where she collected it (pictured), which is currently the subject of an investigation following the incident.