Model-turned-actor Tyson Beckford fears he'll never drive a car again after he was almost killed in a blaze after losing control of his Dodge Ram last month (JUN05).

The 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS star was trapped inside his car as it burst into flames after a collision in New Jersey on 6 June (05) and he hasn't set foot in a car ever since, preferring instead to travel around on the back of his motorbike.

And Beckford is also worried his sight has been permanently damaged as he has to wear sunglasses all the time because his eyes are so sensitive to light.

He recalls, "My lip was busted, one of my teeth was knocked out and my eye was swollen shut and my nose was fractured and blood was squirting out of my face."

Beckford still has nightmares about the blaze and remembers one moment when his seatbelt trapped him inside the furnace.

He adds, "I started pushing the seatbelt and it wouldn't release, I guess, because the brakes had locked and the seatbelt jammed up, so then I was reaching for my knife to cut the seat and then the last try I did it popped open."

14/07/2005 02:55