Man killed in car fireball ‘explosion’ near Cambridge named as Foyzul Islam

So Mr. Islam was driving down the highway when suddenly his car exploded.

Literally exploded.

Poor maintenance?  

h/t ZD

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Never trust Lucas electrics or their fuel injection schemes!

    • OK;)

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        ‘Tis truth! 😉

      • ntt1

        Lucas electrics usually just quit or never work right out of the this was Muslim initiative at its best . A poorly crafted explosive with no compression just a violent flaring .mixing flammable or explosive materials with low iq and illiteracy is no way make your way in life.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          My experience is that they will work for a while, but always completely go dead at the worst possible time, and in usually life-threatening situations.

          • Jay Currie

            Back when I drove an MG all the Lucas parts were stamped, “This part fell off a quality British Leyland vehicle.”

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            And THAT is saying something!

          • ntt1

            Yes indeed I had three alternators go consecutively always at night in a Vancouver monsoon and always on a bridge approach. sheer genius.

    • mobuyus

      Lucas “The Prince of Darkness” struck me in Northern Ontario in the middle of the night on a dark lonely stretch of the Trans Canada Highway in 1980 with a convoy of transports booming up behind me. With my piston rings blown and spewing oil I was only able to push 65 mph All but invisible to the truckers behind me I desperately looked for a safe quick place to veer off the highway. I thought I was about to die in an unstoppable meat grinder. I used to light burnables by sparking my ignition wires against the bikes frame. But I was not carrying explosives.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Bless you Lucas “survivor”!

    • Dave

      After all, Lucas was known as “the prince of darkness”

      • ntt1

        He was actually a British Lord so he should be known as the lord of darkness.

  • Xavier

    It’s a feature not a bug. Well, actually it’s a Mercedes, not a bug.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I love bad jokes.

  • Martin B

    Holy crap! It’s fortunate that no infidel motorists went to Paradise along with Mr. Islam:

    • mobuyus

      Let’s play spot the muslim.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Too easy.

  • mobuyus

    Could these fuckers please blow themselves up in non peak rush hour traffic. Some of us have to get home for dinner.

  • huron

    lucas the price of darkness I restore old bikes never has one gone boom

  • Cat-astrophe

    Sludge build up…

  • Justin St.Denis

    Kids today! They blow up so fast!

  • Physics grad

    a heart warming story with a happy ending

  • simus1

    The “Cambridge News” rag is quite the fight Globull Warming rag or perhaps it is just some sort of Brit humour/ satire.
    Lucas products were almost always the most primitive pieces of junk in a rebuilder’s catalog and also usually the most expensive. Very mysterious.

    • ntt1

      they are handmade….by chimps.

  • Blacksmith

    Wow, the consequences of failing an MOT have gone up……..

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Why does the name Foyzul elicit my Jerry Lewis voice.
    Foyzul, hey Foyzul.

    • Miss Trixie


      *wipes away runny mascara*
      *blows nose*

      “Hey Foyzul!”


  • Clear Thinker

    It is their fault, “blowed up real good!”

  • Clear Thinker

    These guys!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Fewer people know that reference these days.

    • Cat-astrophe

      SCTV Farm Report: “That blowed up real good!”

  • Clausewitz

    Too much high octane gas, shoulda stuck to regular.

  • tom_billesley

    Spontaneous combustion isn’t exactly common for a Mercedes E200.
    I found one case from 2012 of a car belonging to a member of the Irish parliament.