A driver who lost control of his vehicle and smashed into two parked cars in Mount Waverley last night, would not leave his car until it was on flames.

Residents in Heany Street heard a loud smash at around 9:40PM last night and came out to see a man in his 70s sitting in a Holden Commodore.

The man refused to exit the car until it had erupted into flames and when he finally did leave, his first move was to light a cigarette.

Residents told 9 News “We came out and he had just smashed into a car and was spinning the wheels… he didn’t get out and just kept going and going until it caught fire.

Paramedics took the man to Monash Medical Centre in a stable condition with no obvious injuries.

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