The accident occurred at twelve minutes past one on May 3rd, on a very busy Skaggerston high street.
There were many witnesses, due to it being market day in the square.
Conditions were sunny - sixty-nine degrees - with a slight breeze.
The female driver of the Mondeo was reported to have had both hands off the steering wheel, swatting at her hair, which was fiercely ablaze.
The flames had spread to the car's upholstery by the time she crashed into the number 17 bus stop, maiming six people.
The cause of her flaming hair was never found, an inquest reported.