Model-turned-actor Tyson Beckford broke down in tears on Oprah Winfrey's US chat show yesterday (20OCT05) as he recalled the burning car which almost claimed his life.

The BIKER BOYZ star was trapped in his pick-up truck as flames engulfed the vehicle after he was rammed into a telegraph pole by a tractor trailer in New Jersey.

Beckford only just escaped death by managing to fall out of his truck just before the vehicle exploded in June (05), and he has spent every day since trying to figure out the motives of the other driver who put his life in danger.

The other driver sped off as Beckford's truck caught fire, and police are still trying to track the road rager down.

The Ralph Lauren model says, "How could you do that to somebody? I'm another human being. I'm somebody's father, I'm somebody's brother. I don't know what I did to him to make him so mad."

Beckford returned to the scene of the accident for the first time to film a piece for the Oprah show, and sobbed as he remembered how close to death he had come.

Staring at the burned stump of the telegraph pole, he wept, "I thought I was dead, actually. I thought I was dead... I think my body gave up, it didn't wanna move and I think that's where God came in and said, 'It's not your time.'"