After driving his car into the home of his ex-girlfriend on Monday evening, Brisbane man Neil De Graaf has died in hospital.
Queensland police have said the 37-year-old man doused his BMW in accelerant and set it alight before crashing into the Brookwater house where his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend, her 48-year-old mother and 18-year-old brother were all hiding in the family bathroom.
Within moments of the crash, the Birchwood Crescent home was engulfed in flames, with one neighbour telling The Courier Mail the heat from the flames could be felt five houses down.
Incredibly, all three members of the family escaped largely unharmed, with De Graaf's ex-girlfriend, who is yet to be named, being treated only for minor burns.
The Courier Mail also reports that after crashing his car, De Graaf then set himself alight and collapsed on the front lawn within seconds as neighbours rushed to his aid with water and wet towels.
It was not enough to save his life, with De Graaf passing away on Tuesday night.
Two firefighters also suffered minor injuries from falling debris.