A quick thinking West Kingsdown resident has been prised for their swift action in the early hours of Saturday.
A car crashed and ploughed into street lighting and hitting a wall on Hever Avenue at around 5am this morning.
On hearing the crash that has been described at sounding like a bomb going off the local resident dashed from their bed and pulled the driver from the vehicle moments later the vehicle burst into flames.
A number of lamp posts have been damaged by the collision and these are being made safe by UK Power.
Kent Police say they have launched an investigation and have been approached for further comment.
More to follow